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DNR closes shooting ranges, customer service centers

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 10:50:44-04

(WXYZ) — The Department of Natural Resources will close its customer services and field offices statewide to adhere to the governor's recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The closures go into effect Wednesday, March 18.

Shooting ranges under the DNR will be also be temporarily closed starting Thursday, March 19.

Fishing and hunting licenses, camping reservations and other items will remain available for purchase online. Hunting and fishing guides and digests [lnks.gd] are also available online.

Burn permits are available free at Michigan.gov/BurnPermit.

The affected DNR offices will be open for regular deliveries and by appointment only to customers who need services such as obtaining hunting and fishing licenses, burn permits and charter licenses.

Here is a list of the facilities closing to general public traffic and contact information for making appointments:

Customer Service Centers

  • Baraga - 906-353-6651
  • Bay City - 989-684-9141
  • Cadillac - 231-775-9727
  • Detroit - 313-396-6890
  • Escanaba - 906-786-2351
  • Gaylord - 989-732-3541
  • Lansing - 517-284-4720
  • Marquette - 906-228-6561
  • Newberry - 906-293-5131
  • Plainwell - 269-685-6851
  • Roscommon - 989-275-5151
  • Sault Ste. Marie - 906-635-6161
  • Traverse City - 231-922-5280

Field Offices

  • Crystal Falls - 906-875-6622
  • Gwinn - 906-346-9201
  • Naubinway - 906-477-6048
  • Norway - 906-563-9247