Tag Archives: Waterfowl

Trumpeter Swans: A Conservation Success in Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Fifty years ago the plight of Trumpeter Swans was a cause for concern in North America. The majestic birds were perched on the brink of extinction. America’s largest waterfowl species was in need of a helping hand. … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Important Bird Areas Flag Conservation Priorities

By Howard Meyerson It’s no secret that Lake Michigan waters are important for recreation and tourism. Thousands of summer tourists flock daily to its shoreline to boat, swim, and play. But scientists have recently determined that those crystal-blue waters are … Continue reading

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Looking Good: Waterfowl seasons quickly approaching

By Howard Meyerson Michigan’s waterfowl hunting seasons are rapidly approaching and conditions, overall, look good for hunters. The statewide early goose season opens Tuesday and so does Michigan’s seven-day experimental early teal season. “Last year was our first teal season,” … Continue reading

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Michigan to hold first teal hunting season in nearly 50 years

By Howard Meyerson Waterfowl hunters have a unique opportunity for some fast-action shooting come September when Michigan holds its first early teal season after nearly 50 years. The seven-day, experimental season runs September 1-7. It was approved by the U.S. … Continue reading

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Early season goose, other waterfowl regulations proposed.

By Howard Meyerson Goose hunters looking to get a jump on the fall season can anticipate starting the first day of September if a package of early season rules is approved by the Natural Resources Commission when it meets in … Continue reading

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South Dakota girl disqualified, national duck stamp competition

Madison Grimm, a six-year-old South Dakota girl who was announced as the US Fish and Wildlife Service winner of its annual junior duck stamp competition, recently got some bad news. Her entry was disqualified. FWS officials were unavailable for comment, … 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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Prey for Me

Photo from the US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Good News for Waterfowlers: Ducks up though fewer ponds

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Despite hot, dry weather and drought conditions this summer, waterfowl hunters have plenty to look forward to this fall. Michigan’s early goose hunting season opens Saturday statewide, and hunters will be allowed to take … Continue reading

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Early goose season on tap, new shot-size rules

By Howard Meyerson LANSING, MI — Michigan’s resident Canada goose population is doing just fine, and hunters will have a shot at them again come Sept. 1. In fact, they are likely to have more birds to shoot. Michigan’s Natural Resources … Continue reading

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