Bear sighted on Blythefield Golf Course

DNR wants to relocate animal The Rockford Police Department urges residents not to approach a bear that has been spotted on the grounds of Blythefield Golf Course at Northland Drive and West River Drive. According to a report, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department and DNR are checking the area after the confirmed sighting of a […]

Fall turkey application on sale now through Aug. 1

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that applications for fall turkey hunting licenses are on sale now through August 1, 2009. A total of 59,050 licenses are available through a lottery for the units open to hunting-12,350 general licenses that may be used on public or private land and 46,700 licenses for private […]

Put away bird feeders, garbage cans to keep yearling bears away

With mother bears leaving their yearling cubs in preparation for the breeding season, encounters with young bears attracted to backyard food sources are increasing across northern Michigan, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As the young bears leave their mothers, they must look for food on their own for the first time. These […]

$1000 reward in sturgeon poaching

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ILLEGAL HARVEST Reward offered for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of the pictured individual responsible for the illegal harvest of a sturgeon at the Sixth Street Dam in Grand Rapids. Report any information to the DNR RAP hotline at: 1-800-292-7800.

In Your Own Backyard – June 11, 2009

Forest tent caterpillar outbreak heavy this year Michigan is experiencing a heavy outbreak of forest tent caterpillars (FTC) this year, particularly in areas around Gaylord, Cadillac, Traverse City and Petoskey in the northern Lower Peninsula, according to the Department of Natural Resources, (DNR). Widespread outbreaks of FTC occur at intervals of 10 to 15 years. […]