Monthly Archives: September 2013

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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AuSable River tree drop to aid river’s trout

By Howard Meyerson GRAYLING, MI  – More than 900 trees were airlifted into strategic locations along the AuSable River South Branch this month in an effort to improve the river’s brown and brook trout population.  Adding large woody debris to … Continue reading

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Michigan wolf hunt: With licenses set to go on sale this Saturday, opponents continue to cry foul

The fight over wolf hunting in Michigan continues despite a state plan to put wolf hunt licenses on sale Saturday. Opponents are claiming the hunt is based on politics rather than science and that the livestock damage claims are trumped-up. … Continue reading

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McDonald’s promotes coffee sustainability efforts

McDonald’s has apparently come to realize that conservation is good business, at least letting people know that the company is concerned. Coffee and Conservation Blog author, Julie Craves, the director for the Rouge River Bird Observatory in Dearborn, MI, reports … Continue reading

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Small game hunting forecast looks good

By Howard Meyerson Upland bird and small game hunters may need to walk more this fall and look further afield for their favorite quarry. Heavy spring rains produced plenty of fruiting plants and acorns. The woods and swales are full … Continue reading

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State continues to prepare for arrival of Asian Carp

By Howard Meyerson ST. JOSEPH –  State fisheries personnel were out in force on the St. Joseph River this week looking to refine techniques for finding Asian Carp. Neither Silver nor Bighead Carp have been found in the river, but state officials … Continue reading

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Natural State: Black River paddle an enjoyable, wild outing

By Howard Meyerson BANGOR, MI — The heat of the day seemed to slip away as our group floated into the shady reaches of the Black River where its gentle current carried us forward and the overhead canopy offered cool … Continue reading

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Popular Pine River sand slide no more

A hugely popular 150-foot Pine River sand slide got special treatment from the U.S. Forest Service recently. Forest officials cut down a number of trees on the bank rim and located them along the barren slide  hoping to reduce sand … Continue reading

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Growing a mountain bike patrol: Volunteers needed

By Howard Meyerson Shawn Murphy is looking for a few good riders. Well, to be honest, maybe more than few. Murphy is the director of the Michigan Mountain Bike Patrol, a small but growing group of volunteer cyclists who have … Continue reading

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Waterfowl hunting season gets underway: Fall forecast is good

By Howard Meyerson Spring rains may have wreaked havoc on the Michigan landscape this year, but they likely made things better for waterfowl hunters. More ponds and marshes are holding water meaning waterfowl hunters will have more places to hunt, … Continue reading

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