- Bowfishing - combining two pastimes into one sport
A growing number of sportsmen and women like to combine hunting and fishing, using bows and arrows to take a wide variety of fish, including many that are generally not targeted by hook-and-line anglers. Of the five state records that have been set so far this year, three of them – a blackmouth buffalo and two quillback carpsuckers – were taken bowfishing. In the last two years, six state standards have been set by bowfishermen.
- Academy of Natural Resources teaches teachers how to bring
Michigan's woods, water and wildlife into the classroom
For the last eight years, the Academy of Natural Resources – the Department of Natural Resources’ conservation education program for educators – has been bringing teachers to the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at Higgins Lake for a crash course on natural resources. The program is designed to help teachers incorporate the concepts of resource management into their lessons.
- Outdoor Adventure Center open for business - and fun - in Detroit
Almost 10 years since its initial vision and after more than five years of construction, the Department of Natural Resources’ Outdoor Adventure Center in downtown Detroit is open for visitors. Located in the historic Globe building, the Outdoor Adventure Center is a combination education and recreation facility, built with a goal of bringing “up north” to downtown. But the facility also highlights how important Detroit is to Michigan and its natural resources.