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Bryan DeGoede and the state-record black buffalo (credit: DNR)

K-Zoo Man Lands Record-Breaking Sucker

A Kalamazoo angler took the state record hook, line and sinker when he reeled in a massive black buffalo fish weighing over 37 pounds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/17/2012


Viral Disease Has Killed 1,700 Deer Statewide

State wildlife officials say more than 1,700 white-tailed deer have been killed this summer by a disease affecting several counties in the southern half of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2012


Viral Disease Kills Hundreds Of Deer In 8 Counties

Wildlife officials say a viral disease has turned up in eight Michigan counties and killed hundreds of deer.


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Michigan DNR Rejects Request On Mute Swans Plan

A Michigan DNR official has rejected a request from an animal rights group to immediately stop plans to kill thousands of mute swans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2012

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Panel Sets Antlerless Deer Quotas For Fall Hunt

The numbers amount to a statewide decrease of 47,550 licenses from last year, although the number available in the Upper Peninsula will rise slightly because the deer population there is trending upward.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2012

Lake Michigan (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Michigan DNR To Remove Illegal Carp From Lake

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to use electrofishing and nets to remove illegal carp from a southern Michigan lake and study other nearby lakes for the presence of the fish, officials announced Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2012

Land available in Marquette. (credit: Michigan DNR)

Vacant State Land Up For Auction Through July

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has partnered with the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority on the sale of about 140 properties throughout the state of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2012


DNR, Eaton Use AT&T App Creator

The state of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has used AT&T’s Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform to create a “Michigan Camping and Recreation Locator” application.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/17/2012

The owners of the popular Rainbow Lodge, near the mouth of the Two Hearted River, recently toured their property with DNR fire officials, and sadly, this is all that remains. (Credit: Michigan DNR/Facebook Photo)

Big Wildfire In Michigan’s UP Could Cost DNR $3.5M

The cost of fighting a roughly 33-square-mile fire in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is expected to rise to at least $3.5 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2012

Bare trees are all that remain after wildfires burned through thousands of acres of forest in the Upper Peninsula. (Credit: Michigan DNR/Facebook Photo)

DNR: UP Wildfire Is 100 Percent Contained

Roughly three weeks after it started with a lightning strike in the eastern Upper Peninsula’s Luce County, the Duck Lake Fire is now 100 percent contained.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012