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3 Admit To Buying Bear Gallbladders In Michigan Sting OperationThe sale of bear parts is banned in all but a handful of states. Sale of the parts can garner hundreds of dollars, and bear parts often sent overseas.
Wildlife Policymakers To Vote On Hunting Restrictions In Upper PeninsulaCanceling the entire hunt has been discussed but wasn't a likely option.
Authorities Seek Tips After Bald Eagle Found Shot DeadBald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Killing an eagle can lead to prison time and fines.
Michigan DNR Might Cancel Deer Hunting Season In Upper PeninsulaIt's very possible that there won't be a deer hunting season in the Upper Peninsula this year.
Family Upset After DNR Officer Fatally Shoots Pet PigLast week, the family posted on Facebook that the pig was missing and followed his tracks to a puddle of blood.
Volunteers Plant 120 Cherry Trees On Belle IsleThe U.S. Forest Service grant also paid for tree removal, a tree regeneration program and a tree inventory and management plan on the island.
Public Comments Sought For Update Of Gray Wolf Management PlanState officials are inviting the public to comment as they revise a plan for overseeing Michigan's gray wolf population.
State Offers Help In Finding Deer Hunting SpotsThe DNR's Hunting Access Program offers financial incentives to private landowners for giving hunters access to their property.
Michigan Man Charged With Selling Bear Meat, OrgansInvestigators say there is a black market for black bear parts in Asia, where the parts are used for medicinal purposes.
Michigan Paid $85M To Settle Lawsuits In 2013Of 71 lawsuits that ended with the state paying, 27 -- more than a third -- came from Michigan's Corrections Department.
Belle Isle Is Now Officially A State ParkAs of today, Belle Isle is officially a state park. The state will run the park as part of a 30-year lease from the city of Detroit.
$11 Fee To Visit Detroit's Belle Isle Kicks In Feb. 10The days of visiting Detroit's Belle Isle park for free are coming to an end.
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