Monthly Archives: January 2013

State forest ski trails to be groomed; but will there be snow?

By Howard Meyerson As the first dusting of snow hit southern Michigan over the holidays, I naturally gravitated down to my gear room where I thought to give things the once over.  I was full of excited anticipation, much like … Continue reading

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A Father’s Sons: Michigan’s Frank brothers land on NBC fishing show after father’s death

By Howard Meyerson It might be hard to imagine a fishing trip as providence, but Sam Frank and his brothers, Mike and Tom, might see things otherwise. The summer of 2012 was tough for the Frank family. David Frank, their … Continue reading

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Family Friendly: New fishing website developing at Michigan DNR

By Howard Meyerson Experienced anglers may know the difference between good places and bad to fish, difficult places and those that are easy, but families just starting often do not. And so, many never fish. The learning curve sometimes seems … Continue reading

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Day hike ends in tragedy for father and two sons

_____________________________________________ I don’t normally make a practice of posting entire stories written by other authors or news services, but this one, which ran in a number of publications today, deserves to be looked at in entirety. What caught my attention … Continue reading

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Backcountry: Bear Spray

Last year was a bad year in terms of human/bear interactions at national parks. There are some who are suggesting that changes in climate may be contributing to the increase in attacks, having impacted the availability of natural foods. Whether … Continue reading

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Originally posted on All Things Great Lakes:
Michigan calls itself “The Great Lakes State,” but the Sierra Club recently gave the Legislature a failing grade on environmental issues. The Sierra Club said the 2011-2012 class of state lawmakers was “by…

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Michigan filmmaker documents a year at the South Pole

By Howard Meyerson Having seen a fair amount of Antarctic footage over the years, I was more than curious  about Keith Reimink’s Film “No Horizon Any More: A Year Long Journey at the South Pole.”  Reimink is a Zeeland-born born … Continue reading

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Innovations at Outdoor Show Lineup This Season

By Howard Meyerson Innovation is one of the things I look for every year when the outdoor show season opens in Michigan. There are 13 shows on the lineup this year. They start next weekend in Novi with the Ultimate … Continue reading

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Magnificence in Nature: Common Loons

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Lookin for a few good bears: Study tracks travel in southern Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Dwayne Etter is looking for a few good bears – denned bears, that is. Now that it is winter he hopes to collar some. Black bears are moving into southern Michigan and Etter is tracking their whereabouts. … Continue reading

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