From the Editor by Bill Parker

Wrapping up another deer season with processing the harvest

The final task of wrapping up another successful season of hunting Michigan’s prized whitetails was to gather with friends and hunting buddies to make summer sausage, hunter sticks, pepperoni, breakfast sausage and jerky out of some of our venison.

Early goose season is almost missed

Incoming waterfowl during Michigan’s early goose season allows hunters to forget about the heat.It never fails when early goose season rolls around: the weather is too hot to consider hunting and I really have to talk myself into going out.

CWD found in Michigan deer herd

Chronic wasting disease, the dreaded and always-fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose, has been found in a white-tailed deer in central Michigan’s Ingham County.

Woodcock Limited is headed to the RAM Center

Upland game bird hunters are gathering in Roscommon next week as the international conservation group Woodcock Limited is holding a meeting and banquet at the RAM Center.

West Nile virus is back

Protection from mosquitoes is the best defense for sportsmen against West Nile virus

Group is fishing for wolf protection

Game management in Michigan will again be decided at the ballot box rather than through sound scientific principals by skilled wildlife biologists.

Poachers should give back to the resource

While Michigan’s 96th legislature was busy in late December passing an unbelievable 232 bills during the last few days of the lame duck session, one bill that somehow got left behind by was Senate Bill 1340. SB 1340 would have…

Recreation passport remains a bargain

The cost of a Recreation Passport will jump a buck to $11 beginning Jan. 2, 2013. While I have heard from a couple disgruntled readers complaining that the price is on the rise just two years after the program was initiated,…

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