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Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in...

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020

Off-duty conservation officer rescues swimmer from Lake Superior July 25, 2020
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in...

Michigan wolf surveys show stable, healthy population July 27, 2020

Michigan wolf surveys show stable, healthy population July 27, 2020
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said today that the state’s wolf population has remained relatively stable over the past nine years, with the most recent survey completed this past winter. DNR Wildlife Division staff who participated in this latest survey estimate there was a minimum of 695 wolves found...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – July 15, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – July 15, 2020
Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Anglers fishing Huron, Keweenaw and Traverse Bays are all reporting similar catches. Jigging for lake trout is producing the highest yield of fish. Those trolling for salmon found a few but caught more lake trout. Marquette: Surface water temperatures rose to about 70 degrees nearshore and in...

Apply for an antlerless deer hunting license in Michigan now through...

Apply for an antlerless deer hunting license in Michigan now through August 15 2020
Apply for an antlerless deer hunting license now through Aug. 15 You may apply only once and must choose to apply for either a public-land OR private-land license (not both). Applications are $5. Apply online at Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses or anywhere licenses are sold. Find more antlerless deer hunting and application information at...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – July 9, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – July 9, 2020
Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Fishing slowed with a mayfly hatch. A few lake trout were caught, but getting them to bite was tough. There were reports of a few Chinook salmon found, along with lots of baitfish, throughout Huron, Keweenaw and Traverse bays. Marquette: Most were launching from the Upper...

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report for the Week of July 1, 2020

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report for the Week of July 1, 2020
Keweenaw Bay: Those targeting salmon and lake trout had some success, though most of the fish caught were lake trout. The action off Baraga was slow, but anglers are marking fish. Lake trout have been caught out of Traverse Bay and Huron Bay, but no limit catches were reported. Marquette:...

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report for the Week of July 1, 2020

Upper Peninsula Fishing Report for the Week of July 1, 2020
Keweenaw Bay: Those targeting salmon and lake trout had some success, though most of the fish caught were lake trout. The action off Baraga was slow, but anglers are marking fish. Lake trout have been caught out of Traverse Bay and Huron Bay, but no limit catches were reported. Marquette:...

Michigan Fall turkey application period open now through August 1, 2020

Michigan Fall turkey application period open now through August 1, 2020
The fall turkey season plays an important role in managing turkeys. This hunt stabilizes and reduces wild turkey numbers in certain areas of the state to meet local goals. Help us reach these goals by applying for a license and stepping into the field this fall. Apply online ► To...

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – June 24, 2020

Upper Peninsula Weekly Fishing Report – June 24, 2020
Keweenaw Bay: Catch rates were hit or miss after the strong winds. Keweenaw Bay area saw mostly lake trout with a small number of Chinook and brown trout caught. In Huron Bay as well as from the Traverse launch, anglers typically found lake trout. Little Bay De Noc: Fishing slowed...