Tag Archives: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Dexter’s Mill Creek: Trout fishers have a new place to go

By Howard Meyerson Trout fishing opened on designated trout streams Saturday and anglers were out celebrating on iconic trout waters, such as the Pere Marquette, AuSable and Big Manistee rivers. But a group of Ann Arbor area anglers plans to … Continue reading

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Birding trails and festivals abound for Michigan bird-watchers

By Howard Meyerson Peggy Ridgway is no laggard when it comes to organizing bird-watching events. The 73-year-old retired Oscoda school teacher founded the Tawas Point Birding Festival that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The popular Lake Huron shoreline event, … Continue reading

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Bass Rules: Year-round catch-and-release proposed

By Howard Meyerson Michigan bass anglers could soon be enjoying more time on the water. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is floating a proposed rule change to allow catch-and-immediate-release (CIR) bass fishing all-year, statewide – except on specific waters … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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