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Results mixed for gun deer hunters

Results mixed for gun deer hunters

According to early reports, hunters experienced mixed results during the 2013 firearms deer-hunting season.

December 2013
Cass County 12-point will challenge record

Cass County 12-point will challenge record

Dowagiac resident Jeff Toy is a self-described meat hunter.

December 2013
Michigan wolf hunt starts off slowly

Michigan wolf hunt starts off slowly

Week one of Michigan’s first modern wolf-hunting season began with success early the first morning, and wolf registrations came in almost daily for a total of 11 wolves killed by Sunday, Nov. 25

December 2013
Increased fines await those who poach bucks

Increased fines await those who poach bucks

State lawmakers recently approved legislation to stiffen penalties for poachers who fix their sights on trophy bucks.

December 2013
Preliminary results: Bear kill down again

Preliminary results: Bear kill down again

An abundance of natural food and a reduction in kill tags led to a reduced bear kill this fall, preliminary reports indicate.

November 2013
No drop in sales of hunting licenses

No drop in sales of hunting licenses

After several years of declining hunting and fishing license sales, it appears the slide is leveling off, maybe even ticking upward.

November 2013
Survey shows more hunters are after meat

Survey shows more hunters are after meat

A national hunter survey conducted this year reveals an increasing percentage of hunters are going afield in pursuit of meat, as opposed to other reasons, like recreation or camaraderie.

November 2013
Frankfort hunter shoots 500-pound bear in U.P.

Frankfort hunter shoots 500-pound bear in U.P.

Two days after Mark Starr, of Mason, killed a 605-pound black bear in Iron County while hunting with hounds owned by Darrell Jonet, of Iron River, Jason Ware, of Frankfort, connected on a 500-pounder in Gogebic County

November 2013
NRC Youth Conservation Council member tags black bear

NRC Youth Conservation Council member tags black bear

Austin Jones, a 16-year-old bear hunter from Mayville and a representative on the Michigan Natural Resources Commission’s Youth Conservation Council, is one happy young hunter.

October 2013
Illinois researcher discounts rut theories

Illinois researcher discounts rut theories

The notion that the deer rut is determined by moon phases is being challenged by an Illinois scholar who has spent more than 50 years observing buck and doe behavior.

October 2013

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