Tag Archives: Waterfowl

Michigan to hold first teal hunting season in nearly 50 years

By Howard Meyerson Waterfowl hunters have a unique opportunity for some fast-action shooting come September when Michigan holds its first early teal season after nearly 50 years. The seven-day, experimental season runs September 1-7. It was approved by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Early season goose, other waterfowl regulations proposed.

By Howard Meyerson Goose hunters looking to get a jump on the fall season can anticipate starting the first day of September if a package of early season rules is approved by the Natural Resources Commission when it meets in … Continue reading

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South Dakota girl disqualified, national duck stamp competition

Madison Grimm, a six-year-old South Dakota girl who was announced as the US Fish and Wildlife Service winner of its annual junior duck stamp competition, recently got some bad news. Her entry was disqualified. FWS officials were unavailable for comment, … 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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Prey for Me

Photo from the US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Good News for Waterfowlers: Ducks up though fewer ponds

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Despite hot, dry weather and drought conditions this summer, waterfowl hunters have plenty to look forward to this fall. Michigan’s early goose hunting season opens Saturday statewide, and hunters will be allowed to take … Continue reading

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Early goose season on tap, new shot-size rules

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Michigan’s resident Canada goose population is doing just fine, and hunters will have a shot at them again come Sept. 1. In fact, they are likely to have more birds to shoot. Michigan’s Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Smaller shot to be required at two game areas

By Howard Meyerson Smaller shot sizes will be required at two managed waterfowl hunting areas this fall if a proposal calling for No. 1 shot, or smaller is approved by the Natural Resources Commission for safety reasons. Organized hunters have … Continue reading

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