Tag Archives: Deer

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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Roadkill bill seeks to simplify keeping animals; clean up roads

By Howard Meyerson If Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, gets his way, it will be easier to have roadkill for supper in Michigan. Boorher and Sen John Pappageorge, R-Troy, introduced legislation that would allow motorists and others to take dead animals … Continue reading

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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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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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Antler point restrictions approved for part of Lower Peninsula

By Howard Meyerson Lansing — Deer hunters planning to hunt bucks in northwest Lower Michigan this fall will need to look closely before they pull the trigger. A new mandatory antler point restriction was approved by the Natural Resources Commission … Continue reading

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Big Draw: Crossbow hunting increases in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson For all the uncertainty and angst that surrounded crossbows in 2009 — the year the Michigan Department of Natural Resources allowed their more widespread use by hunters during the archery deer season -— it seems that only … Continue reading

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Surging Firearm Sales: Michigan eligible for record federal wildlife funding

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s deer, grouse and other wildlife programs are eligible for record federal funding in 2013. Ammunition, firearm and archery sales all surged in 2012. That rise in sales is translating to record payouts to hunting and wildlife … Continue reading

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Firearm Deer Season: Hunters did well, more participated

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s two-week firearm deer season proved a good one for hunters, despite the EHD outbreak that killed thousands of deer in southern Michigan. More hunters participated and many did well. “Our license sales were about 2 percent … Continue reading

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Bowhunters Gear Up for Michigan Archery Season

By Howard Meyerson If last year was any indication of what the future holds, bow hunters can expect pretty good hunting when Michigan’s archery deer season opens tomorrow. The season runs until Nov. 14, then reopens Dec. 1 to Jan. … Continue reading

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Small game hunting in decline, but season outlook is good

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s small game hunting seasons have opened, a date that once brought hoards of hunters to the woods. But state officials expect fewer to be hunting this season. Small game hunting is not as popular as it … Continue reading

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