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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

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Ice fishing results mixed, but ’yote hunters doing well

Ice conditions vary greatly on lakes across Michigan. Unseasonably warm weather deteriorated ice in most of southern Michigan. Safe ice is still forming on many lakes. Anyone venturing out should exercise extreme caution. Always test

Forest bill raises access concernsfont

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Lansing — The state’s largest outdoors group worries that a public access provision of the new Commercial Forest Act, while appearing to boost access efforts, may have the opposite effect.

Ice finally improving in north as river steelies turn on

Ice conditions vary greatly on lakes across Michigan. Unseasonably warm weather deteriorated ice in most of southern Michigan. Safe ice is still forming on many lakes. Anyone venturing out should exercise extreme caution. Always test

Warm January brings mixed fishing results

Unseasonably warm conditions spark early steelhead runs By Kenny Darwin Correspondent Grand Rapids, Mich. — Michigan’s warmest January in recorded history has created some hot fishing. The unseasonably warm weather highlighted by thawing snow and

Goal changes minor after deer meetings

By Bill Parker Editor Lansing — Hunters expecting sweeping changes in the DNR’s deer management strategy likely were disappointed last week when the department presented to the state Natural Resources Commission its deer management population

Legislator pushing for crossbows for seniors

By Steve Griffin Field Editor Midland, Mich. — State Rep. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has launched an effort which would culminate in making crossbows legal choices for senior bowhunters, not just those with medically qualified

Hunters protest at Marquette meeting

By Marty Kovarik Correspondent Marquette, Mich. — The scene outside the recent DNR deer management meeting at Northern Michigan University in Marquette resembled a labor dispute more than a gathering of hunters. Adults and youths

DNR proposes goals for deer management through 2010

State seeks continued reduction in whitetail herd By Bill Parker Editor Imlay City, Mich. — Michigan’s white-tailed deer herd is within the DNR’s proposed population goals in the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula, but

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