Tag Archives: Deer

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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2013 Deer Season: Hunting author critical of new antler restrictions

By Howard Meyerson I took some time off recently to sit back with Richard P. Smith’s newest book, “Great Michigan Deer Tales, Book 6.” Firearm deer season opens Nov. 15 and I was interested to see who he had written … Continue reading

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Getting ready for bowhunting: Practice Practice Practice

By Howard Meyerson FRUITPORT, MI – Skilled archers and bow hunters know that being off by an inch can make a huge difference in the outcome of a target shoot or hunt. That’s why many hunters begin training months before … Continue reading

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Antler point restrictions approved for part of Lower Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson Lansing — Deer hunters planning to hunt bucks in northwest Lower Michigan this fall will need to look closely before they pull the trigger. A new mandatory antler point restriction was approved by the Natural Resources Commission … Continue reading

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Big Draw: Crossbow hunting increases in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson For all the uncertainty and angst that surrounded crossbows in 2009 — the year the Michigan Department of Natural Resources allowed their more widespread use by hunters during the archery deer season -— it seems that only … Continue reading

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Surging Firearm Sales: Michigan eligible for record federal wildlife funding

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s deer, grouse and other wildlife programs are eligible for record federal funding in 2013. Ammunition, firearm and archery sales all surged in 2012. That rise in sales is translating to record payouts to hunting and wildlife … Continue reading

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