The 2017 first-day preliminary harvest is a decrease compared to 1,297 bears taken during the 2016 opener. Hunters in 2015 harvested 1,508 bears on the opening day.
From a public relations perspective, the commission clearly lost points with its “customers” — the hunters and guides.
According to Game Commission, there's a good chance the state will see another banner buck harvest.
This event marked the success of a decades-long collaborative project to restore habitat and wild pheasants back to the Keystone State, the Game Commission said.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
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The event, scheduled July 12-15 in Mason, Mich., will feature a trap-shooting competition for the highest-qualifying student athletes and teams throughout all affiliated state high school clay target leagues in the nation.
Stopping the spread of CWD is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors, and helping the Game Commission and any other state agencies involved with this task should be a priority for all of us.
While season lengths in most WMUs remain unchanged from last year, the first season segment has been shortened from three weeks to two in WMU 4E, and from two weeks to one in WMUs 4A and 4B – to help those populations rebound from declining trends.
Could be the last weekend to see the last of the peak fall colors in many areas.
Game Commission: Hunters can help keep eagles safe by burying entrails of harvested game.
Sure, these items take up space, but they really can come in handy when a deer hits the ground and the real work begins.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Officials say the invasive sea lamprey is gaining ground in Lake Superior and Lake Erie, while its numbers remain at near-historic lows in the other Great Lakes. Sea lampreys are eel-like parasites that attack fish such…
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