A quick start and woods full of birds allowed optimists to suggest that 2013 could be a record year for spring turkey hunters.
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DNR cuts back on antlerless tags in Northern Forest, Central Forest
Participation high, clean safety record
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the state’s hunting and trapping season for wolves.
DNR proposed two-day gun season before start of muzzleloader hunt
By a 6-1 vote, the state Natural Resources Commission on May 9 approved a DNR plan for a limited six-week wolf hunt in designated areas of the western and eastern Upper Peninsula.
This is a mystery only beginning to be explored.
Like many hunters in the state, Alan Decker’s annual spring ritual includes re-stocking his gun cabinet’s supply of .22 shells.
The multi-year, $2 million project by the DNR and other wildlife researchers to follow and document the causes of death in bucks, does, and fawns passed the halfway mark this past winter.
Two-day harvest up 15 percent
Over 15,000 deer were killed last year under a pair of programs criticized by some hunters as open to widespread abuse but labeled by DEC wildlife biologists as necessary to control whitetail numbers.
Antlerless-only muzzleloader season in October among changes to regulations
State lawmakers reacted to sportsmen’s concerns recently and passed legislation that would essentially reinforce Michigan’s voter-approved mandate to use sound science in game management
New video highlights Minnesota DNR bear research via 30 radio-collared animals located throughout northern and central portion of the state.
The annual wolf-tracking survey meeting, held this year on April 19 in Wausau, marked the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by volunteers and DNR staff members.
Statewide buck harvest up; Youth hunt take at 1,411
Chris Widener pens letters to DNR about losing a gun season
Michigan hunters could shoot a total of 43 wolves during a management hunt in selected areas of the Upper Peninsula under a proposal being considered by the state Natural Resources Commission.
There was an extremely mild start to winter in the northern tier of Michigan that had sportsmen and biologists anticipating the fourth mild winter in a row
Twenty-three whitetails and four cattle herds found infected with bovine tuberculosis in 2012 and early ‘13 are reasons for continued vigilance against the respiratory disease.
Your chances of getting a doe tag this fall are infinitely greater than your chances of drawing an elk tag, there’s no doubt about that.
Poor weather during the first turkey-hunting period this spring apparently had a negative effect.
Sportsmen voted against statewide three-line motor trolling and overnight treestand placement on state land
The final results are in: Chronic wasting disease wasn’t found in thousands of deer tested in three parts of the state last year.