Tag Archives: DNR

Predator-Prey study: Wolves not threat to deer you may think

By Howard Meyerson In the snowy woods of the western Upper Peninsula, wildlife researchers are learning a thing or two about deer survival: what preys on adult whitetails and fawns — and what else contributes to their deaths. Some in … Continue reading

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Michigan’s winter paradise: groomed ski trails and fat bike destinations

By Howard Meyerson While southern Michigan snowfalls haven’t amounted to much so far, winter is a long way from over. If you’re inclined to get out on cross‑country skis, consider heading north where the snow is deeper. It should be a … Continue reading

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Reef-rehabilitation project improves spawning for Grand Traverse lakers

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Efforts this summer to improve lake trout, whitefish and cisco populations in Grand Traverse Bay, by building a stone reef near Elk Rapids, produced some good results during the fall spawning season. Lake … Continue reading

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Pigeon River: flowing free after dam removal

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – It took more than 100 years and three major mishaps, but the Pigeon River is free-flowing once again.  The Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat dam was removed this fall. Deep in the … Continue reading

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Popular Montmorency County flooding to be filled following dam construction

By Howard Meyerson Atlanta, Mich – A popular Montmorency County flooding now dry for several years will be replenished with water in 2016. Construction of a new dam at Foch Lakes flooding was completed in November. State officials say the … Continue reading

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DNR to plant 50,000 extra hatchery brown trout on Muskegon River to replace missing year-class

By Howard Meyerson Anglers who fish the Muskegon River for trout are going to get a little extra something this month. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources intends to stock an additional 50,000 brown trout in the waters downstream from Croton … Continue reading

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Conflicts between wolves, hunting dogs in Michigan decline in 2015

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – Michigan’s 2015 bear hunting season ended in October with fewer incidents than last year of hunting dogs being attacked by wolves. Only three attacks were reported to the state, down from 17 in … Continue reading

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DNR holds the line on 2016 king salmon stocking

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich – Lake Michigan will be stocked with 1.7 million chinook salmon in 2016, the same number as the past few years. Lake fish managers plan to hold the course rather than cut stocking in … Continue reading

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Upcoming deer season could be hit or miss

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich – Hunters who plan to go out for the two‑week firearm deer season starting Nov. 15 need to get out and scout if they plan to hunt the woods. This year’s acorn crop is … Continue reading

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Officials: Strong 2015 Lake Michigan perch hatch

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Lake Michigan fish managers see more than a glimmer of hope for perch fishing in the future. A large crop of young perch appeared in late-summer netting efforts all around the lake. “I … Continue reading

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