Friday, December 1st, 2023

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Friday, December 1st, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

November 5, 2009

Granholm signs bill to save wetlands program

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) – Michigan’s program that shields bogs, marshes, swamps, and other wetlands from overdevelopment remains on shaky ground even after surviving the most serious challenge in its 30-year history. Eight months after Gov. Jennifer Granholm called for handing over protection of Michigan’s wetlands to the federal government as a cost-cutting measure, she

Crazy weather slows fall stocking

Ortonville, Minn. – After 30-some years of working for DNR Fisheries, Norm Haukos is refining a new skill this fall: freeing department vehicles lodged in mud. “I’ve never had a year when we’ve had to pull out more trucks,” said Haukos, the DNR Fisheries supervisor in Ortonville. The trucks to which he refers are used

License and stamp sales lag

St. Paul – Pheasant and duck population surveys earlier this year showed numbers of both species had dropped since 2008. So far this year, the number of hunters targeting them also has dropped. As of last week, duck stamp sales were down about 6 percent from last year; pheasant stamp sales were down 12 percent;

Reviews mixed on ‘the merger’

Lansing – Most outdoor groups agree that merging the Michigan DEQ with the DNR makes sense, given the current economic conditions and inherent overlap between the agencies. But some believe Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s executive order to do so will distance outdoorsmen from the resources policies that affects them. “We want to stress we do support

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