DNR fire specialist Bryce Avery says the Upper Peninsula had above-average snowfall and, in the spring, snow stayed on the ground longer than usual as temperatures were below average.
The DNR estimates there were more than 630 wolves in the Upper Peninsula last year, compared to 658 in 2013. The number of attacks, 35, was higher than the 20 reported in 2013.
Criminal charges have been authorized against two Upper Peninsula hunters accused of videotaping hunting dogs mauling a wounded coyote.
Authorities blame high winds for the crash of a single-engine plane as it tried to take off from Sawyer International Airport in the central Upper Peninsula. The pilot escaped injury.
As the snow deepens Up North, a little bit of the white stuff is in the forecast for metro Detroit, too.
Investigators say there is a black market for black bear parts in Asia, where the parts are used for medicinal purposes.
There are big cats roaming Michigan — at least a few.
A 63-foot blue spruce from the Upper Peninsula has been chosen as this year’s state Christmas tree.
Authorities say a 55-year-old man has died after being hit by a minivan while crossing a roadway with a group of people in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
An official says four hunting dogs have died after two separate reported wolf attacks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.