Monthly Archives: November 2013

Year 2: Lake Huron Atlantic salmon program underway

By Howard Meyerson               GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Atlantic salmon will again be stocked at four Lake Huron locations in 2014. State officials are gearing up for the second round in a five-year experiment to … Continue reading

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Salmon Limit: Five fish a day in ’14

By Howard Meyerson             GRAND HAVEN, MI – Salmon anglers can look forward keeping five per day again in 2014. That’s what Michigan DNR fisheries managers have concluded after reviewing 2013 catch rates and angler … Continue reading

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Michigan mountain biker takes on the toughest race in the world

By Howard Meyerson Dennis Murphy hit a tree while riding his mountain bike back in August of 2000. He was racing at Big M in the Manistee National Forest. Murphy wasn’t watching closely and crushed a vertebrae in his back. … Continue reading

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Scott Hickman: Man about Alger County

By Howard Meyerson Scott Hickman admits to being a rare bird enthusiast, someone who enjoys looking for the unusual find. Rare, of course, is a relative term. For the 62-year-old retired college biology professor and member of Laughing Whitefish Audubon … Continue reading

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Food from the field: New women hunters take a shot at pheasant hunting

By Howard Meyerson BELDING, MI — Trish Taylor had inkling that hunting would be fun. Her husband hunts. They share a bird dog too. So, when the opportunity arose, the 35-year-old public relations specialist from Allegan decided to pull the … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Solo Wood Stove |

Backpacking stoves are one of my favorite pieces of gear. I have to confess to owning many, going back far too many years. But this simple approach to cooking, using nothing but twigs, has a lot of appeal. Philip Werner … Continue reading

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Hitchin A Ride

This is a hoot. Found on: Outside Online

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2013 Deer Season: Hunting author critical of new antler restrictions

By Howard Meyerson I took some time off recently to sit back with Richard P. Smith’s newest book, “Great Michigan Deer Tales, Book 6.” Firearm deer season opens Nov. 15 and I was interested to see who he had written … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Croff Craft Custom Driftboats; small boats with big attitude

By Howard Meyerson Phil Croff wasn’t planning to start a boat-building business when he constructed his first driftboat in 2006, using Michigan cedar and walnut. He was looking for a safe way to fish rivers at night—a time when big … Continue reading

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2013 Salmon Returns: The lowdown on the slowdown

By Howard Meyerson GRAND HAVEN, MI — Salmon fishing is defined a lot of different ways in Michigan. Much depends on who you talk with and their perspective. River guides are calling the 2013 fall run an “outstanding,” “banner,” or … Continue reading

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