Author Archives: Howard Meyerson

Graymont revises mining proposal; DNR decision postponed

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A newly updated proposal from Graymont Inc., the Canadian mining company seeking to buy state land for a limestone mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, was submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Black Lake sturgeon season ends in six hours

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI — More than 300 anglers hoped to spear a sturgeon through the ice when Michigan’s Black Lake sturgeon-spearing season opened Feb. 7. But the five-day season lasted only five and a half hours. Four … Continue reading

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Fee increase proposed at Sleeping Bear Dunes and other U.S. national parks

  By Howard Meyerson If you are planning a trip to a national park this summer, you might want to check and see what it will cost to get in. Entrance, camping, and other fees will be higher at some … Continue reading

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Winter steelhead on the St. Joe: good if you got the gumption

By Howard Meyerson BENTON HARBOR, MI — There is an old adage that says history is determined by those who show up. The same might be said about winter angling: Those who show up are the ones who catch fish. I … Continue reading

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Soldier’s story and more: Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to Michigan

By Howard Meyerson The horror of war and the personal trauma it imparts on soldiers might seem antithetical to the peaceful nature of fly fishing. However, Colorado videographer Scott Thompson skillfully weaves those ideas together in “Breaking Through: The Story … Continue reading

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Groomed fat bike winter trails growing more numerous in Michigan

  By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – When fat-tire bikes first made an appearance in Michigan a few years ago, many dedicated riders considered them a fad — a puffed-up version of a mountain bike with big, soft tires … Continue reading

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Michigan DNR changes master angler program rules

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — No more looking for a certified scale in the middle of the night for that monster walleye. That’s the word from the Michigan DNR, which recently revised the rules for the state’s Master … Continue reading

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ORV users work to improve access at Silver Lake State Park

By Howard Meyerson MEARS, MI – Ron Olson stood in front of a packed house, his tall, lanky frame towering over many who listened intently. More than 200 off-road and dune-buggy enthusiasts poured into Golden Township Hall on this frigid … Continue reading

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Camping fees increasing at Michigan State Parks

By Howard Meyerson The camping season still is some months away — unless you’re a die-hard, that is, or plan to spend a week in the Everglades. But if you are thinking to camp in Michigan this spring, be aware … Continue reading

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Scientists: Invasive snail more prevalent than thought, poses grave danger to waterfowl

  By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Scientists studying the health of Great Lakes coastal wetlands report that faucet snails have been found in many more waters than anticipated. The invasive snail, native to Europe, poses a threat to … Continue reading

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