Michigan Department of natural Resources

A pair of white-tailed deer bucks feed by waters edge at dusk at Greater Fouty-Rutkowski Pond in East Lansing
AP Images/Al Goldis

While large herds of deer are dying every winter in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Parts of the Lower Peninsula are overrun with deer.

First Cases of Avian Flu Confirmed in Michigan

Jun 8, 2015

(MPRN-Lansing) A strain of bird flu that has devastated poultry farms across the Midwest has reached Michigan. 

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the state’s ban on Russian boar and other breeds of exotic swine.


State wildlife officials say they've detected chronic wasting disease among free-ranging deer in mid-Michigan. 

Craig Stihler / West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources

(Lansing-MPRN) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has placed the northern long-eared bat on the “threatened” species list. But the agency stopped short of saying the species is threatened with extinction by a fungus that’s already killed millions of bats.