Friday, March 31st, 2023
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August 5, 2005

Drought is cause of concern for the U.P.

By Marty Kovarik Correspondent Marquette, Mich. — The National Weather Service in Marquette reports that a combination of above-normal temperatures and a lack of rain has plunged some of the central and eastern Upper Peninsula into drought conditions. As of mid-July, portions of Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Luce, and Menominee counties were experiencing a severe drought. …

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Early goose season is looking promising

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — Hunters participating in the early September goose season can expect a pretty good year, perhaps better than last, according to some waterfowl experts. Despite the fact that the population of local giant Canada geese – the target of the early season – is below the population goal, biologists are

Mixed results so far for salmon anglers

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Midland, Mich. — Anglers hungry for Great Lakes salmon action are sitting down to the seasonal feast. How they’re faring depends on where they go, and whether they’re after numbers or size. On Lake Huron, things are about the same as last year – pretty bleak, with a few northern-lake

Hunters get duck ‘days,’ lower bag

By Tim Spielman Associate Editor St. Paul – Duck hunters in Minnesota will face tighter restrictions than waterfowlers in other Mississippi Flyway states when the season opens Oct. 1. Minnesota DNR officials this week announced a season with a bag limit lighter than the federal frameworks would allow – four instead of six ducks, including

Weather issues inhibit walleye pond production

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Midland, Mich. — At first blush, losing half your rearing ponds’ usual production of young walleyes sounds like trouble. Coping with an output one-fifth of last year’s sounds catastrophic. But when multiple, weather-induced failures at several of the ponds ringing Saginaw Bay resulted in just 400,000 fish ready for plant-out,

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