Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Other Red Meat: Traverse City man sells packaged venison to foodie cooks, hunters

By Howard Meyerson I’ve eaten a lot of venison over the years. Some of it was very good. And, some of it was really bad. Venison is one of those tricky meats. The outcome depends on how well it is … Continue reading

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Wetlands: Federal Conservation Bill Dealt a Major Setback

Conservation and gun advocates were dealt a hammer-blow Monday when the Federal Sportsmen Bill suffered a major setback. The bill sought to authorize the U.S. Department of Interior to raise the cost of the federal duck stamp from $15 to … Continue reading

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New Report: Pharmaceuticals in drinking water, serious concern

Pharmaceuticals in drinking water has become an issue in recent years. It takes 99 years for them to leave, according to a new report by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a story in Great Lakes Echo reports today. They … Continue reading

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Nanoparticles in fish cause performance to decline

Now this is something I find troubling – right up with flushed hormones and human pharmaceuticals entering the water course. Nanoparticles made of titanium dioxide are affecting fish performance. They don’t swim as fast as normal. Scientists say the particles … Continue reading

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13th annual Fly Tying Expo at Holt

Fly tiers will be gathering in Holt on Saturday December 1 for the 13th annual Fly Tying Exposition, sponsored by The Great Lakes Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers. The expo is held at the Holt High School from … Continue reading

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Michigan Audubon launches backyard birding series

Looking to learn a bit about the best way to attract birds to your backyard? Michigan Audubon Society launched a new series today called “Winter Backyard Birding.” The first installment is about attracting House Finches. The series looks like a … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan Water Trail to Boost Tourism

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI – – A friend and I sat at water’s edge recently watching Lake Michigan waves roll thunderously onto the beach. They ran up the sand with the power of a freight train, pushed by the … Continue reading

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Michigan daily salmon limit to stay at five in 2013

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Anglers will again be able to keep five salmon per day in 2013. Salmon fishing was that good this year. Many reported excellent Chinook salmon fishing throughout the summer on Lake Michigan. But … Continue reading

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Counting Cranes: Will wind energy and hunting impact state population?

By Howard Meyerson DELTON, MI — The evening sky took on a surreal quality not unlike a scene by Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa. A dull gray ceiling had transformed in just a matter of minutes to an explosion of … Continue reading

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Innovation: World’s largest indoor ski hills

Why not build the world’s largest indoor ski dome?  That’s what Danish travel company Danski and the architectural firm CEBRA are proposing: Skidome Denmark. The 1,000,000 square foot facility would be built over a river and offer three arches, each … Continue reading

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