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New DNR deer specialist Chad Stewart ready to talk with state’s hunters

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – After eight years working for the state of Indiana as a deer research biologist, Chad Stewart is looking forward to working with Michigan deer hunters. The 36-year-old Pennsylvania native began his new duties … Continue reading

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Trail guide sets new standard for books about hiking in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson When author Jim DuFresne first came out with his book, “50 Hikes in Michigan,” I didn’t think anyone could top it. DuFresne, a Michigan-based writer, instinctively seemed to know what hikers needed — a solid, well-crafted guide … Continue reading

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Michigan firearm deer season: Fewer hunters, fewer deer

By Howard Meyerson Everyone knows that Michigan’s firearm deer season was cold. Snow piled up all across the state, and temperatures were brutal. That frigid arctic start, combined with a late corn harvest, kept many hunters at home. Those factors, … Continue reading

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Muskegon schoolchildren put Isle Royale wolf lessons to use, build website for kids

By Howard Meyerson MUSKEGON, MI –There is something remarkable taking place in the third- and fourth-grade classroom at Reeths-Puffer Elementary School in Muskegon. Eight-, 9- and 10-year-old children are learning about predator-prey relationships, the food chain and the wolves on … Continue reading

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Sportman’s 20 year opening day tradition: hunting for muskie, not deer

By Howard Meyerson When Michigan’s firearm deer season opened last month and thousands of hunters took to the fields with their rifles and shotguns, Will Schultz went out with a different quarry in mind. The Grand Rapids sportsman planned to … Continue reading

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Waterfowl hunting season gets underway: Fall forecast is good

By Howard Meyerson Spring rains may have wreaked havoc on the Michigan landscape this year, but they likely made things better for waterfowl hunters. More ponds and marshes are holding water meaning waterfowl hunters will have more places to hunt, … Continue reading

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Black Lake sturgeon study assesses state stocking effort

By Howard Meyerson ONAWAY, MI – A study now underway to determine the status of young sturgeon in Black Lake is expected to shed light on the success of the state stocking program there.  Approximately 1,100 mature sturgeons are thought … Continue reading

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Update: GPS osprey flights can be seen on tracking website

The movements of three young osprey recently fitted with GPS tracking units by Michigan wildlife officials can be seen on a Google Earth site now being hosted by the grassroots group Osprey Watch of Southeast Michigan. “OWSEM is going to … Continue reading

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Study finds hunter ed doesn’t ensure hunters

Taking hunter education is no guarantee that young hunters will continue to hunt. And while some might assume they would, a new study shows only 44 percent of those who take the classes continue to hunt. A story today in … Continue reading

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