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Sportsmen Since 1967

March 23, 2024

Michigan DNR receives $39.8M in federal funding in 2024

The Michigan DNR will receive $39.8 million from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program in 2024. Funds supporting this program are generated through self-imposed excise taxes paid by sportsmen and sportswomen on a variety of hunting, fishing, and boating goods.
This year’s allocation is $5.4 million less than last year.

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Illinois braces for the emergence of Brood X and Brood XIII cicadas

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, nature in Illinois is preparing for a symphony like no other.
Every 17 and 13 years, respectively, two distinct broods of cicadas emerge from their underground homes to blanket the landscape in a cacophony of buzzing, clicking, and chirping. Brood X and Brood XIII, the heralds of summer, are set to emerge again, captivating the hearts and minds of nature enthusiasts and casual observers alike.

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Early spring tempts mushroomers, anglers, snake fans in Illinois

It sure seems like we didn’t have much winter in southern Illinois this year.
It also seemed like spring started way early. The weather patterns have definitely been different – much warmer than usual and much earlier. I was hearing from readers, friends, and colleagues and even found a few myself – spring plants and wildflowers that generally don’t emerge until late March or early April were appearing in late February and early March.

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Cost-share program, Part 3: What the heck is ‘EQIP?’

In the first installment of this series, we discussed identifying habitat goals for a property, and identifying the available budget to implement projects. In Part 2, we explored the Conservation Reserve Program and its many benefits for those fortunate enough to own cropland.
This week, we’re going to explore what’s likely the best option for those who don’t own cropland but have a piece of hunting ground they’d like to improve.

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Steve Heiting: A ‘no-frills’ turkey vest that has stood the test of time

The shotgun scope filled with gobblers. Four of them had charged from the woods to confront the jake decoy. Now they were swatting it with their wings. When one bird separated from the pack, the crosshairs settled on its neck. He collapsed in a feathered heap after I pulled the trigger.

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