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Michigan DNR

Have a bushel of fun picking pine cones

Looking for an outdoor side hustle? Collecting a bushel of pine cones this month will net you $75 and help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plant trees in state forests. Sept. 1 through 30, you can pick red pine cones and drop them off by appointment at six DNR locations: three in ...

Michigan’s autumn is about to fall

The predictions are in: fall colors are ahead of schedule and will move through Michigan by mid-October. The window is short and calendars are busy, so plan your road trip now and get ready for Michigan’s dazzling displays of red, gold and green. From visiting historic state parks and ...

Small game hunting opener is Sept. 15

Enjoy small game hunting throughout the state with your base license. — Cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare: Cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare hunting seasons are open statewide Sept. 15 - March 31. The daily bag limit is five, and the possession limit is 10. — Squirrel, fox and gray: ...