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Wildlife officials have been more and more concerned with diseases affecting the deer population in recent months, but new data shows populations may not be suffering as much as was feared.

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Live red swamp crayfish are illegal in Michigan and Canada. That’s why when a truck driver tried to cross into Canada from the mitten with an abundance of the aquatic invader, the Department of Natural Resources stepped in.

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The state will present recommendations June 14 for reducing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan.

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Michigan is looking for people to offer up their land in the name of restoration. The DNR is asking people with environmentally sensitive land to consider giving it to the state for habitat restoration.

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Michigan residents have until Friday to offer up comments to the state about Chronic Wasting disease. The disease is fatal to deer and could decimate the state’s white tail population if it continues to spread.

State officials say some 600 people have attended a series of public meetings so far this year to receive information from the state and to share their thoughts about CWD.

The final three meetings are planned this week.