Author Archives: Howard Meyerson

National Forest proposes temporarily closing some roads for non-motorized winter trails

By Howard Meyerson Michigan mushers eventually might get a long and safe trail system for running their dogs and for training in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. A Forest Service proposal to close about 3.5 miles of National Forest roads in … Continue reading

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Higher brookie limit on three new waters

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI. — Anglers will be able to keep 10 brook trout per day on eight Upper Peninsula streams when the 2015 fishing season opens. DNR Director Keith Creagh earlier this month approved experimental regulations for … Continue reading

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Graymont submits new mine proposal for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Canadian mining company, Graymont Inc., has submitted a revised proposal to mine limestone on state land in the Upper Peninsula. Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials say the request is now under … Continue reading

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Great Hunt, Great Venison: Don’t let it go to waste

By Howard Meyerson Hank Shaw may, or may not, age his venison after he shoots a deer. The California author, forager and food blogger hunts black-tails in an area where temperatures can reach 105 degrees. Properly aging venison requires having … Continue reading

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Firearm Deer Season: Get out and scout if you want to find deer

By Howard Meyerson Get out and scout. It’s common advice — so common, I’m afraid, that some hunters ignore those words of wisdom. However, state officials are saying this season might present hunters with challenges, and scouting could make a … Continue reading

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Salmon Fishing Dismal

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Fall salmon egg-take efforts have drawn to a close in Michigan, and state officials are reporting another successful year. But coho and chinook salmon runs were far smaller than average on two key … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids couple completes 70 day kayaking journey down the Mississippi River

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It was late September when Gary and Linda De Kock arrived by kayak at Mile Zero on the Mississippi River. The couple gazed at the signpost with relish and dismay. Seventy days had … Continue reading

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Mixing it up at Short’s Brewing

The craft-beer world is alive well and full of quirky, fun brews.  Joe Short,  the founder of Shorts Brewing Company in Bellaire , epitomizes the playful spirit behind some of those tasty beverages. His brewing company produces 200 different beers. … Continue reading

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Microbe to control invasive mussels in open water approved by U.S. EPA

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS MI, –  Federal scientists working to protect Great Lakes waters and fisheries are enthused about a new commercial product called Zequanox, which kills zebra mussels and quagga mussels without harming other species. But additional research … Continue reading

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Study finds black bears are not establishing themselves in southern Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Maybe you remember the news reports: “Michigan black bears are moving south.” A spate of sightings just a few years ago confirmed that bears were showing up in unusual locales, such as Flint, Battle Creek, St. Charles … Continue reading

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