Backcountry Hunters and Anglers,

Guests join in from the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Michigan Chapter, are here to discuss Michigan public lands that have come under attack and what the community should know.

Michigan hunters have until Saturday to apply to win one of three prized state hunting packages. 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources randomly selects three winners every year for the Pure Michigan Hunt . The hunt includes licenses for elk, bear, spring and fall turkey, anterless deer and a first pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area.

Winners also receive prizes like crossbows, rifles, guided hunts and cameras. Applications cost $5 and are available online or where hunting licenses are sold.

Wolf hunting legislation passed

Dec 15, 2016

Michigan lawmakers have again passed wolf-hunting legislation after the current law was declared unconstitutional by the state appeals court. The Republican-led House voted 69-39 late Wednesday to define wolves as a game species and to authorize the state to designate game.

Michigan couple hunt 2 deer in half hour with same gun

Nov 30, 2016

A Michigan couple has used the same gun to kill two deer within a half hour while hunting in Hillsdale County. 

MLive reports Silas and Barb Meadows have hunted together for 32 years and recently had one of their most thrilling moments during Day 2 of the Michigan firearm deer season.

Chronic wasting disease likely in 5th Michigan deer

Dec 31, 2015

  The Department of Natural Resources says another deer killed in the Lansing-area appeared to have chronic wasting disease.

If confirmed through additional tests, it would be the fifth deer with the disease, which attacks the animal's brain and nervous system.

There were no obvious symptoms in the 1 1/2-year-old doe that was killed by an archer in Clinton County's Watertown Township, a new location for the disease.

The hunter agreed to have the deer tested.

Outdoor Life Magazine

Outdoor Life Editor Andrew McKean discusses the start of deer hunting season and why 20 million deer might or might not be a problem.