Monthly Archives: January 2014

Harsh Winter: Supplemental deer feeding allowed in southern U.P

By Howard Meyerson ESCANABA, MI – Heavy snowfall and bitter, cold temperatures are likely to result in greater Upper Peninsula deer mortality this winter. State officials, who monitor conditions there, announced in early January that that clubs, groups and individuals can now … Continue reading

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Winds of Change: Further antler point restrictions proposed for Lower Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson Deer hunters have a bit to think about over the next couple of months as state wildlife biologists finish gathering data from surveys sent out to just over 4,000 hunters asking if they support expanding antler point … Continue reading

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Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

One of the big questions that communities and rural land owners face these days is whether the benefits that come from oil and gas drilling outweigh any risk of pollution. Many flat-out say ‘no.’  Others say there are very few … Continue reading

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Raising a Legacy: Young hatchery fish planted in state waters are the seeds of Michigan’s multi-billion dollar recreational fishery

By Howard Meyerson When winter snows drift across the fruit farms and asparagus fields outside of Mattawan and the region’s fertile soils lie dormant and frozen, Martha Wolgamood is typically busy tending to a crop of young fish that will be … Continue reading

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Recreation passport sales eclipse 2 million mark in ’13; shy of goal

By Howard Meyerson State recreation passport sales didn’t hit the goal that state park officials had hoped for last year, but it still proved a good year for Michigan state parks and other related camping programs.  Michiganders purchased nearly 2.1 … Continue reading

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X-C Ski Performance: Don’t forget the glide wax

By Howard Meyerson It was cold and the snow was fresh and deep; the cross-country skiing should have been terrific. But, as I shuffled along through the woods one day recently, it felt as though I was skiing in molasses. … Continue reading

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Out of nowhere: Deer hits moving snowmobile

 This Kalamazoo snowmobiler, Dave Osborn, had the surprise of his life while on a recent night ride in Michigan’s  Upper Peninsula. He was trailing another on a machine, running his Gopro  camera and  a young deer jumped out of nowhere … Continue reading

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Winter Fun Close to Grand Rapids, MI

One thing that can be said about west Michigan is there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors and find your winter bliss. My newest post on Experience GR Blog, the City of Grand Rapids website, lays it all … Continue reading

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2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … Continue reading

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Bike-share programs rolling out across Michigan

Bike Sharing, an idea whose time has come in Michigan, has taken root in several communities around the state. A story in Bridge Magazine  spells out the appeal and how it work in towns like Traverse City, Ann Arbor, Mount … Continue reading

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