Author Archives: Howard Meyerson

Muskegon schoolchildren put Isle Royale wolf lessons to use, build website for kids

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI –There is something remarkable taking place in the third- and fourth-grade classroom at Reeths-Puffer Elementary School in Muskegon. Eight-, 9- and 10-year-old children are learning about predator-prey relationships, the food chain and the wolves on … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane’s Rebound in Michigan Opens Hunt Possibilities

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s iconic Sandhill Cranes, majestic and standing three to four feet tall, are by all accounts an example of conservation success. Once nearly extirpated by market hunting and wetland loss, they thrive today in marshes all around … Continue reading

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Best Places To See Fall Colors Around Grand Rapids

Autumn color is always a spectacle in Kent County. The countryside – with its hills and valleys – becomes a living canvas splashed with color. It’s a great time to get out on area roads, rivers and trails and enjoy … Continue reading

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Study: Asian carp in Lake Erie wouldn’t hurt perch, walleyes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – A new study published in the Journal of Conservation Biology reports the combined conclusions of a panel of U.S. and Canadian fisheries experts that bighead and silver carp would have little negative effect … Continue reading

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Regulations proposed to bring back Michigan’s coaster brook trout

By Howard Meyerson It will take a while, but in a decade or so, anglers once again may be able to fish for coaster brook trout along Michigan’s Lake Superior shoreline and tributaries. State fisheries managers are embarking on a … Continue reading

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New waters: Austin Lake has the fish for anglers with the right lures

By Howard Meyerson PORTAGE, MI — Black clouds darkened the early morning sky, giving the lake an ominous glow, but Miles Hanley and I continued to cast. We had just left the launch. “There’s one,” I hollered and set the … Continue reading

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Out on the canoe trail: It’s good to stop and enjoy nature

By Howard Meyerson LUDINGTON, MI — It’s rare these days that I get a chance to just sit. Deadlines beckon and emails stack up. If not emails then other online demands, or family and home matters. Quiet moments, it seems, … Continue reading

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Wanted: State’s Feral Swine

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Federal wildlife officials are ramping up efforts to locate, test, and kill feral swine in Michigan. Hunters and private landowners also are being encouraged to participate in the $20 million, U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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Profiling pedaler’s by their pant legs

Originally posted on Bicycle Trax:
Another great cartoon by our friend Andy Singer.  With the start of a new school year, be careful out there. Cheers! Reprinted with permission from Andy Singer. Source: andysinger.com

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Bear feeding problems on Grand Island National Recreation Area force temporary camping closure

By Howard Meyerson One mark of a savvy back country camper is how they come prepared for bear country. For instance, do they take precaution and keep food or snacks out of tents, or come equipped with throw-lines to hang … Continue reading

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