Tag Archives: Deer

State senators seek to get tougher on poachers

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Two Michigan senators want to send a tough message to poachers and wild animal traffickers in Michigan. They recently introduced legislation calling for tougher penalties and higher restitution paid to the state when a … Continue reading

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New DNR deer specialist Chad Stewart ready to talk with state’s hunters

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – After eight years working for the state of Indiana as a deer research biologist, Chad Stewart is looking forward to working with Michigan deer hunters. The 36-year-old Pennsylvania native began his new duties … Continue reading

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Michigan firearm deer season: Fewer hunters, fewer deer

By Howard Meyerson Everyone knows that Michigan’s firearm deer season was cold. Snow piled up all across the state, and temperatures were brutal. That frigid arctic start, combined with a late corn harvest, kept many hunters at home. Those factors, … 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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Harsh Winter: Supplemental deer feeding allowed in southern U.P

By Howard Meyerson ESCANABA, MI – Heavy snowfall and bitter, cold temperatures are likely to result in greater Upper Peninsula deer mortality this winter. State officials, who monitor conditions there, announced in early January that that clubs, groups and individuals can now … Continue reading

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Winds of Change: Further antler point restrictions proposed for Lower Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson Deer hunters have a bit to think about over the next couple of months as state wildlife biologists finish gathering data from surveys sent out to just over 4,000 hunters asking if they support expanding antler point … Continue reading

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Out of nowhere: Deer hits moving snowmobile

 This Kalamazoo snowmobiler, Dave Osborn, had the surprise of his life while on a recent night ride in Michigan’s  Upper Peninsula. He was trailing another on a machine, running his Gopro  camera and  a young deer jumped out of nowhere … Continue reading

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2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … Continue reading

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Roadkill bill seeks to simplify keeping animals; clean up roads

By Howard Meyerson If Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, gets his way, it will be easier to have roadkill for supper in Michigan. Boorher and Sen John Pappageorge, R-Troy, introduced legislation that would allow motorists and others to take dead animals … Continue reading

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