New season of 'Ask the DNR' begins Thursday on WNMU-TV13

Contact: John Pepin, 906-226-1352
Agency: Natural Resources

Sept. 27, 2021

Staffers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will answer viewer questions live Thursday night on "Ask the DNR," broadcast on WNMU-TV13.

The panelists will include Simeon Wright, a forest health specialist at Sault Ste. Marie, wildlife biologist Brian Roell from Marquette, conservation officer Cody Smith, who patrols Baraga County, and Darren Kramer, fisheries biologist in Escanaba.

The hour-long program will air live at 8 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 30. The program will be available later online, where WNMU-TV13 archives past shows.

"This show will be another great opportunity for viewers to get their questions answered on a wide range of subjects," said John Pepin, DNR deputy public information officer. "In particular, fall is a great time to have a forest health specialist on the show to answer viewer questions about trees, their care and protection against threats, like disease and insects."

The panel will likely field questions about fall fishing and hunting activities, though the discussion is typically wide-ranging, based on viewer questions.

Viewers are reminded to leave their name and phone number when calling in questions. Those questions not answered on the air will be answered by DNR staffers in returned phone calls following the program.

To phone questions in during the live telecast, call 1-800-227-9668.