Hunting, fishing licenses available for purchase

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment reminds outdoor enthusiasts that the 2011 hunting and fishing licenses went on sale March 1. The licenses are good from the date of purchase through March 31, 2012, unless otherwise specified for restricted hunts. Persons who purchase four or more licenses at one time are eligible for a 15 percent discount. Prices have not changed from 2010 prices.

Anglers are not required to possess a 2011 fishing license until April 1, when the new season begins and new regulations take effect. Check the 2011 Michigan Fishing Guide for regulations changes. Anglers should be advised, however, that the daily creel limit for walleye on Lake Erie may change May 1.

Applications for the 2012 Pure Michigan Hunt, which allows those chosen to participate in every limited-entry hunt offered in Michigan, are also on sale at all license vendors and online starting March 1 to Dec. 31. For more information on the Pure Michigan Hunt, go to

People may also purchase E-Gift Cards online through the DNRE’s website that can be redeemed online for any hunting or fishing license or snowmobile or off-road vehicle trail sticker. The E-Gift Cards make great gifts for outdoor enthusiasts. The E-Gift Cards can only be used for online purchases of licenses, and cannot be redeemed at a retailer or a DNRE office.

For more information, visit the DNRE’s website at

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment is committed to the conservation, protection, management, and accessible use and enjoyment of the state’s environment, natural resources, and related economic interests for current and future generations. Learn more at