New Hunting and Fishing Resources Available for Michiganders

With four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes and thousands of acres of state and private hunting land, it’s no wonder that hunters and anglers take to the woods and waters each year in Michigan in search of that trophy buck or record breaking King.

We’re excited to announce that we recently teamed up with Outdoor Hub to launch two all new tabs on our Facebook page geared specifically towards Michigan sportsmen. The Pure Michigan hunting and fishing tabs will provide resources, tips and inside information on these activities to ensure your next trip is a memorable one.

Updates will include information hunting and fishing seasons, the best spots to hunt and fish, what to bring on your trip and more. We’ll also be sharing photos, videos and breaking local news.

Be sure to “Like” Pure Michigan on Facebook to check out the hunting and fishing tabs. You can click on the links directly or visit the Hunting and Fishing thumbnails next to our Free Photo Downloads gallery.

Take a look and let us know what you’d like to see featured here in the future! You can also join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #PureMichiganFish and #PureMichiganHunt.

You’re Invited: Hunting Web chat with Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Please join us Thursday, November 17 at 11:30 a.m. for a live Web chat with Brent Rudolph, the Deer and Elk Program Leader for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Brent will take your questions on hunting in Michigan. All are welcome and we will answer as many questions as we can during the hour-long chat. Check out Brent’s Q&A on hunting in Michigan from last week. We hope you can join us!

Take a Pure Michigan Hunter Widow’s Weekend

With deer hunting season kicking off November 15, hunters have packed up and hit the woods.  If we assume that even half the holders of the 1.1 million hunting licenses sold last year have a significant other at home, that leaves a great many housewives (and perhaps a few house husbands) who deserve their own escape.

Thankfully, Michigan provides plenty of opportunity for “Deer Widows” and their brethren to enjoy the season, no camouflage required.  From wine tasting in Traverse City to poker night in Ludington, there are lots of great ways to relax before the holiday rush.

A few special opportunities include:

Ladies’ Weekend Expo at the Lansing Center
November 18-20.
Dance classes, massage, self-defense and food sampling will compliment exhibits on beauty, health, home décor, travel and wine, with a firefighters fashion show on Saturday and a show-wide scavenger hunt Sunday.

Whitetail Widow’s Weekend at the Palmer House B & B in Albion
November 18-19
A special package includes a light breakfast and body massage, with plenty of great shopping in Historic Marshall.  Grab a bite at the famous Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub before taking in a movie, and wake Sunday morning to a gourmet breakfast.

Those interested in plotting their own course can visit www.michigan.org for information on the latest things to do across the state, during hunting season and throughout the year.