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Sportsmen Since 1967

March 15, 2023

Bud Grant’s incredible life outside football included passion, action for the outdoors

Harry Peter Grant Jr. died in his Bloomington home on Saturday morning, March 11, at the age of 95. He was the head coach for the Vikings from 1967-85. Outside of football, the outdoors was a huge part of his life.
This week, friends recalled how he would say that he was more worried about hunting and fishing with friends and grandchildren than he was about making a game plan for Sunday.

Ohio hunter connects on a second chance at 20-point buck in Shelby County

Justin Wagner is almost certain that the massive buck he harvested in late 2022 was first the victim of one of his crossbow bolts a year earlier.
Wagner, of Botkins, killed a 220-inch non-typical buck last November on his parent’s farm in Shelby County. The buck has 22 scoreable points, although there are an actual 26 points on the buck “that you could hang a ring over,” Wagner said. In fact, Wagner’s kids refer to the buck as “26.”

Outdoor Observations: Game managers taking steps to improve turkey data from Michigan

There has been some concern in recent years that wild turkey numbers are declining in many parts of the country.
When a Michigan United Conservation Clubs proposal for an increase in the state’s spring turkey harvest surfaced last year, biologists admitted that they really didn’t have enough data on the health and size of our turkey population to make such a decision.

Score sheet finally released for storied Rompola buck from Michigan

After 24 years, the score sheet for the antlers from a buck that Mitch Rompola from Traverse City, Mich. shot with bow and arrow in Grand Traverse County on Nov. 13, 1998 has been made public.

At the time Rompola killed the buck with exceptionally wide, typical 12-point antlers they were the highest scoring on record for North America with a net score of 216 5⁄8 and gross score of 220 6⁄8.

Michigan DNR Fisheries chief Jim Dexter stepping down

After more than 35 years with the Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division Chief Jim Dexter is pulling the plug. He plans to retire in April – “the day before the trout opener,” he said – a date that he says was “strategically chosen.”
A 1983 graduate of Michigan State University, Dexter held a series of temporary fisheries jobs at state and federal agencies and universities before joining the Indiana DNR in 1985 as a fisheries technician.

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