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Thursday, June 13th, 2024

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Thursday, June 13th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Richard P. Smith

Video: Coyote gets stuck in apple tree in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

A coyote stuck between the branched trunks of an apple tree is something that’s seldom seen. But that’s what an Upper Peninsula deer camp owner –who wishes to remain anonymous –  found recently on his property.
The mystery is how did it end up in such a predicament?

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Ravenna hunter kills likely state record archery elk in Michigan

Brandon Kantola from Ravenna, Mich., bagged a 13-point bull elk with bow and arrow in Cheboygan County on Sept. 15 that likely will be a state record in the archery category since state record keeper Commemorative Bucks of Michigan doesn’t currently have any bow-killed elk listed. 
Kantola’s bull is the first archery bull with antlers large enough to qualify for entry in the Pope and Young records. Michigan elk with typical antlers have to score a minimum of 240 inches to make it into CBM state records. The Pope and Young Club minimum for typical elk antlers is 260.

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Major increase of CWD seen in Michigan’s Montcalm County

The prevalence rate of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer in Montcalm County is on the rise.
According to Michigan DNR data of CWD in the central Lower Peninsula county, the apparent prevalence rate of diseased deer there rose from 2% in 2019 to 13.5% in 2022. Although adult bucks have the highest rate of infection, deer of all ages and both sexes from the county have tested positive for CWD.

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Michigan hunter tagged ’22 bear weighing near 600 pounds

Samuel Wiltzius from Marquette shot one of the heaviest black bears killed in Michigan during the 2022 season while hunting over bait in the Carney Bear Management Unit in the southern U.P.
It was the biggest bear entered in the annual Big Bear Award Contest sponsored by the Michigan Bear Hunters Association.

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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

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Panel scoring confirms new Michigan crossbow record buck [photo]

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The typical 12-pointer that 78-year-old Cary Shear from Ann Arbor shot with a crossbow on Nov. 11, 2017 in Washtenaw County is officially a new state record among typical crossbow kills after being panel measured by three Commemorative Bucks of Michigan scorers, but by only 1⁄8-of-an-inch instead of 3⁄8. CBM bylaws

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