mackinac county Michigan bats falling victim to white-nose syndrome By Steve Carmody • Jan 23, 2015 Michigan Department of Natural Resources State wildlife officials are concerned a large bat die-off in Keweenaw County this month might be a sign of things to come. The small brown bats died from white-nose syndrome. The distinctive white nose is created by a fungal growth that typically kills most of the bats hibernating in an infected cave. State hunting for wolf poachers By Steve Carmody • Dec 6, 2014 USFWS State wildlife officials are looking for wolf poachers in the Upper Peninsula. Two wolves were killed last month in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties. In one case, a tracking collar on one of the wolves was removed. "A sad day" for Michigan bats: White-nose syndrome found in 3 counties By Steve Carmody • Apr 10, 2014 Ryan Von Linden / New York Department of Environmental Conservation A fungal disease that has decimated bat populations in other parts of the U.S. and Canada has been found in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome in three counties: Alpena, Dickinson and Mackinac.