Monthly Archives: February 2014

Recreation passport requirements change at some locales

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Anglers, birdwatchers and others who enjoy boating on Fletcher’s Pond will need a state recreation passport this year to launch on the popular 9,000 acre flooding in Montmorency and Alpena counties. Michigan DNR director, … Continue reading

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Valuable Lessons: Boy Scouts brave cold to help ducks

By Howard Meyerson ROSCOMMON, MI — When the members of Clio Boy Scout Troop 602 met last fall to build duck nesting boxes, installing them on trees around a frozen swamp was just a distant idea. No one knew that … Continue reading

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Biggest Steelhead of 2013: Grand Rapids anglers makes good on the Big Manistee River

By Howard Meyerson MANISTEE, MI — Their day started out like any number in late October – some wind, some sun and fish were jumping, but the bite? Well, honestly, meh. Things could have been a lot better to hear … Continue reading

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Boardman River Dam Removal Project Moves to Phase 2

By Howard Meyerson Even though deep snow now blankets most of the state, work is underway to continue restoration efforts on Boardman River. The projected $17 million to $19 million project that will result in the removal of three dams … Continue reading

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Great Lakes muskies being stocked in new state waters

By Howard Meyerson Anglers are going to see a new apex-predator swimming in certain western and northern Michigan waters in future years. The DNR is continuing to expand its Great Lakes muskie program. I suspect an increasing number of anglers … Continue reading

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CraneFest – Conserving our Sandhill Cranes!

Here is a short, new video from Michigan Audubon Society about their signature event: CraneFest. Check it out. The event celebrates the growth of the sandhill crane population in Michigan, a significant conservation success. The festival is held every October … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Film Tour returns with another great lineup

By Howard Meyerson One thing that can be said about fly fishing, despite the changes in gear, clothing and tackle over the last few decades, is it often becomes a passion for those who learn its charms. Where it once … Continue reading

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GoPro Sees Opportunity in Its Amateur Daredevils

It’s without question that the GoPro  camera line has changed the face of outdoor videos. Anyone who searches for adventure online, whether for kayaking, fly fishing, skiing, snowmobiling or hiking is likely to find oodles of short-form videos shot with … Continue reading

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