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Most collared deer in Michigan U.P. study survived winter

Marquette, Mich. — Most of the 184 deer fitted with radio collars last winter in the western UP for a deer migration study survived winter, according to reports on the project. Overall survival of all whitetails was 73 percent, but adults had better survival (81 percent) than fawns (64.6 percent). According to study results, adult does

Michigan hunter’s first bear is a Booner

Powers, Mich. — Matthew Veeser from Powers shot his first black bear while hunting over bait on Sept. 17 in Menominee County. The bruin was large enough to qualify for national records maintained by the Boone and Crockett Club. Also of interest is the fact that Veeser killed the bear the first day it visited

Hunter shoots 560-pound Michigan black bear [photo]

Marquette, Mich. — There are benefits of marrying into a bear hunting family such as shooting a black bear that will likely qualify for national recognition by the Boone and Crockett Club. That’s what Todd Brelage from Neenah, Wis., did on opening day of bear season in the UP. After applying for 13 years for

Michigan hunter shoots monster black bear [photo]

Marquette, Mich. — Greg Reimus from Beaverton may have shot the biggest black bear in the state for the 2017 season. Hunting on property he owns in the UP’s Schoolcraft County on the evening of Sept. 11, Reimus killed a monster bruin that had a dressed weight of 525 pounds, and a live weight that

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