Monthly Archives: August 2012

Michigan holds the line at 5 brook trout in the UP

By Howard Meyerson Lansing — State fisheries officials are recommending that Michigan’s Upper Peninsula brook trout limit remain five fish per day after hearing from anglers around the state about a proposal floated last spring to double the limit to … Continue reading

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Good News for Waterfowlers: Ducks up though fewer ponds

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Despite hot, dry weather and drought conditions this summer, waterfowl hunters have plenty to look forward to this fall. Michigan’s early goose hunting season opens Saturday statewide, and hunters will be allowed to take … Continue reading

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Steelhead limit change on Little Manistee, Platte rivers

By Howard Meyerson Manistee, MI – Anglers will be keeping fewer steelhead on the lower portions of Little Manistee and Platte rivers in the future if a proposed regulation change is approved by DNR director, Keith Creigh, in September. A … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan salmon stocking to be cut by 50 percent

By Howard Meyerson Plainwell, Mich. — A decision has been made. Lake Michigan states will reduce chinook salmon stocking by 50 percent next year. Approximately 1.65 million fewer will be planted in Lake Michigan, according to state officials. The decision … Continue reading

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Paddler hopes to set new world record for largest raft of canoes, kayaks

By Howard Meyerson SUTTONS BAY, MI — Kate Thornhill is used to difficult challenges; she has traveled solo more than once deep into the Minnesota Boundary Waters paddling the wooden kayak she built. But on Sept. 1, she is going for … Continue reading

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Michigan adopts regional approach to respond to CWD

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Michigan wildlife officials plan to deal with Chronic Wasting Disease differently in the future, taking a regional approach, rather than one that affects an entire state peninsula. Revisions to the state CWD action plan … Continue reading

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Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
In the 1940s, scientists concerned that the world was headed for nuclear holocaust unveiled a clever graphic called the Doomsday Clock. Given the recent news that Asian carp DNA has been found in…

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Well, it’s that time again.  I’m off. Gone paddlin!

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Findings: Menstruating Women Do Not Attract Bear Attacks

The question of the ages? Probably – especially if you are a woman. The story today in Mother Jones today  states that it is a myth, but wait, hold on. You should read further. The MJ story is interesting. It touches … Continue reading

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Reinventing Fire With Jetboil Camping Stoves

I have to confess I have looked longingly at the Jetboil stove system for a long time. I own an assortment of backpacking stoves that go back easily 30 years. Every one of them works well and each has its … Continue reading

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