2018 spring fishing season openers




Wild turkeys are prevalent in southeastern Michigan giving hunters plenty of opportunities to bag their one turkey.

Wild turkeys are prevalent in southeastern Michigan giving hunters plenty of opportunities to bag their one turkey.

LAPEER COUNTY — It’s time to dust of your fishing poles and make sure your license is up to date as two fishing seasons open Saturday, April 28. The statewide trout season (Type 1 and 2 streams and Type A and D lakes) and the Lower Peninsula inland walleye and northern pike seasons all open that day.

Spring turkey season starts soon

The 2018 spring turkey season officially starts on April 23. Didn’t get a license? You still have time.

Several options are available for anyone looking to harvest a turkey anywhere in Michigan. Staggered seasons mean you have different “openers” to choose from. Hunt ZZ and Hunt 234 can be bought over the counter and give you more hunt days.

Videos and additional information can be found at mi.gov/ turkey. Or call us at 517-284-WILD – we’d love to help.

Buying DNR licenses and permits easier with new eLicense

The Dept. of Natural Resources made some changes to the DNR’s eLicense website to make it easier to use and more secure.

The biggest change is that all eLicense customers will now set up an ID and password to create your personal account, and once your account is created you’ll no longer need to enter your name and address every time you make a purchase. This new account feature also allows you to:

• See three years of your license purchase history as well as bear preference points and elk weighted lottery chances.

• Never lose your fishing or base license again – you can reprint them or save them to your mobile device.

An online video will walk you through the site and how to use some of its new features.

If you have questions about the new eLicense and how to use it, please see the eLicense FAQ and Help pages.


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