‘Ask the DNR,’ to air on WNMU-TV in the Upper Peninsula on March 31

“Ask the DNR” will air on WNMU-TV Channel 13 on Thursday, March 31, at 8 p.m. The show will focus on the 2011 fishing season and new regulations for anglers.

The hour-long program features a panel of Department of Natural Resources employees taking questions from viewers who call in during the live show to 800-227-9668, or submit email questions before March 31 to DNR communications representative Debbie Munson Badini at munsonbadinid@michigan.gov. Questions are answered live on the show; any questions not answered before the end of the episode will be answered by phone call to the viewer.

Thursday's show will feature conservation officer Mark Leadman from Marquette County; wildlife biologist Terry McFadden from Marquette; and fisheries biologist Darren Kramer from Escanaba. The episode is underwritten in part by the Central Upper Peninsula Sport Fishing Association.

“Ask the DNR” is produced six times a year on WNMU-TV 13, the public television station located at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. The show airs on public television stations throughout the Upper Peninsula and northeastern Wisconsin. Please consult local television listings for replay times for the program.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.