Legislation passed Thursday would empower the Natural Resources Commission to decide which types of wildlife could be hunted.
Eight men from three states, including Michigan, have been convicted and sentenced for participating in illegal game hunts that took place over four years.
Two men charged with killing a deer in Warren have been fined and banned from hunting for the next year.
State wildlife regulators will propose letting hunters kill several dozen gray wolves this fall in three sections of the Upper Peninsula where other methods have failed to prevent attacks on livestock and pets.
A Downriver man and his step-brother have pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges after hunting deer in Warren.
Disabled military veterans can receive free hunting and fishing licenses on or after March 1 under a new state law.
The Humane Society of the United States and other groups are suing to restore federal protections for wolves in the western Great Lakes region.
Opposition groups and native Indian tribes in favor of protecting the wolves are campaigning for a statewide referendum on the new law
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources expects to make recommendations on a wolf hunting season by May or June.
The 25-year-old told officers that the dead-end sign already had bullet holes in it when he arrived, and he therefore thought it was okay to shoot it again,