Tag Archives: Wildlife

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Renewing Michigan’s nongame wildlife program

By Howard Meyerson Perhaps you have heard about trumpeter swans, the beautiful all-white birds that once were plentiful in Michigan but then disappeared. They are the largest waterfowl species in North America and are readily identified by their long, straight … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Study finds black bears are not establishing themselves in southern Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Maybe you remember the news reports: “Michigan black bears are moving south.” A spate of sightings just a few years ago confirmed that bears were showing up in unusual locales, such as Flint, Battle Creek, St. Charles … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michigan’s snowshoe hares disappearing, could benefit from forest management amid climate changes

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. — Researchers investigating the whereabouts of Michigan snowshoe hares confirm what hunters have said for quite some time: The big rabbits with the white winter coats have vanished from places where they once were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Muskegon schoolchildren put Isle Royale wolf lessons to use, build website for kids

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI –There is something remarkable taking place in the third- and fourth-grade classroom at Reeths-Puffer Elementary School in Muskegon. Eight-, 9- and 10-year-old children are learning about predator-prey relationships, the food chain and the wolves on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment