Hunting, Fishing, & Gathering


Gathering Birch and Birch Bark
Paper Birch Stands Map
Harvesting and use of Birch Bark
Hunting, Fishing, Trapping and Gathering Regulations 5-1-08 
2018 Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations

Eat Safe Fish GuideKBIC Eat Safe Fish GuideKBIC Eat Safe Fish Guide

Eat Safe Fish Guide (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)

Some fish contain chemicals that can harm your health. MDHHS tests filets of fish taken from Michigan’s lakes and rivers to learn which fish are safer to eat. The Eat Safe Fish Guide lists the fish that have been tested and how much is safe to eat.

The guidelines in the ESF Guide are set to be safe for everyone. This includes children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people who have health problems, like cancer or diabetes

But the ESF Guide is also for healthy adults who want to avoid getting too many chemicals in their bodies. Chemicals like PCBs and dioxins are linked to cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses. Mercury can cause damage to your brain and nerves. MDHHS uses chemical limits in the ESF Guide that will protect everyone who eats fish.