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May 9, 2023

Commentary: Antler point restrictions not the answer to CWD management in Michigan

The National Deer Association, a merger between the Quality Deer Management Association and the National Deer Alliance, has widely circulated its recommendations for deer hunting regulation changes in Michigan. They call for protecting potentially diseased deer as a means of controlling CWD in the state. If you don’t think that makes sense, you are correct.

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Mike Thorman is the 2023 Michigan Outdoor News Person of the Year

Mike Thorman is a busy man.
The Attica resident is the legislative director for the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation and represents a host of other hunting organizations at the state and local levels. He’s a regional director for the U.P. Bear Houndsmen, and a board member for the Sportmen’s Defense Alliance, and Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management.

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Ohio Insider: Deerassic Park Education Center executive director details expansion into Michigan

The plan going forward is to secure a 50- to 60-acre piece of property in Michigan to build the second Deerassic Park. It won’t be as big as the park in Ohio, which is about 160 acres in size, Meeker said. The goal is to be open a park in Michigan within five years.

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Commentary: Grouse in trouble in Ohio, but we are not alone

There have been recent suggestions that the Division of Wildlife may be considering suspending ruffed grouse hunting in Ohio. I understand that this rumor began when the question was posed by a Wildlife Council member questioning the impact such action might have on the crashing grouse population.
It is my understanding that this is not currently being entertained by the division as part of this year’s hunting and trapping proposals.

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VHS confirmed in East Harbor fish kill on Lake Erie

On April 14, as a group of fishermen motored through the East Harbor channel into Lake Erie en route to some walleye fishing around the islands, scores of large Gizzard shad were seen floating on the surface of the water.
Since shad are susceptible to winter kill and cold shock, it came as no surprise to see them. However, later in the day came a report of dead bluegills, black crappies, yellow perch, and largemouth bass.

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