11 year old Rockford student brings down his first buck

In response to EHD concerns, DNR director decreases antlerless deer license purchase limits

With evidence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) now affecting white-tailed deer in more than 30 Michigan counties, Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh has signed an emergency order that decreases antlerless license purchase limits for deer management units (DMUs) where the most EHD-related die-offs have occurred. Director Creagh signed the order during yesterday’s regular […]

Vandalism likely the cause of 5,700 coho salmon deaths at Platte River State Fish Hatchery

On the morning of Friday, Oct. 5, Department of Natural Resources’ Fisheries Division staff at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Beulah, Mich., arrived for work to find 5,700 coho salmon dead in one of the maturation ponds at the Upper Weir. While under investigation, all signs indicate the loss was from a late […]

Angler catches state record black buffalo


The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state-record black buffalo on Thursday, Sept. 6. The fish, a member of the sucker family, was caught by Bryan DeGoede of Kalamazoo, Mich., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County at 11:50 p.m. The fish weighed 37.4 pounds and measured […]

Pure Michigan Hunt winner harvests elk of a lifetime

Recent Pure Michigan Hunt winner Dan Beaudoin of Waterford with his 6x6 elk. Photo courtesy of Drew Socia.

Dan Beaudoin of Waterford, Mich., recently had a Sunday morning he will never forget. “My heart was pounding! I’m a big guy and my guide had me running, so I was breathing hard,” said the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt winner. Recently, Beaudoin harvested an enormous 6×6 bull elk during the second elk hunt period with the […]