Tag Archives: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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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Michigan salmon catch limit remains five in 2015, but is that a good thing?

By Howard Meyerson Anglers will be able to catch five salmon a day once the 2015 fishing season opens, but is that good news or bad? State fisheries officials say they are looking at new ways to determine what the … Continue reading

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U.P. biologist Kevin Swanson named new DNR bear, wolf, cougar specialist

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – Kevin Swanson believes his biggest challenge as Michigan’s new large-carnivore specialist is likely to be the debate about wolves, but black bears and cougars aren’t far behind. The Ishpeming native recently began his new … Continue reading

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Michigan DNR trying to grow hunter access on private farm lands

By Howard Meyerson I’ve heard a lot of southern Michigan hunters complain over the years about diminishing access to private hunting lands. Specifically, they talk about farms where they or friends once hunted. For one reason or another that access … 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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Elk hunters see high success rate

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Michigan – Nearly three-quarters of the 50 hunters who went after Michigan elk this fall came home with something to brag about.  It turned out to be a great hunting season, according to state wildlife … Continue reading

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State wolf plan to be updated, public asked to comment

  By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Michigan – State wildlife officials want to know what the public thinks about Michigan’s current Wolf Management Plan. The 96-page document, developed in 2008, was slated to be updated in 2013. That process is … Continue reading

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