Michigan Outdoor News

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – July 5, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 7: Hesperia Area Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 18: Petoskey Area Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Emmet County Community Building, Petoskey. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept. 20: K of C Sportsman’s Wild Game Dinner, 6 p.m., Fern Hill Golf Club, Clinton Twp. For…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 5, 2019

DISTRICT 1 No reports DISTRICT 2 CO Steve Butzin was patrolling the Gladstone area when he observed a dirt bike traveling down a busy highway. A traffic stop was conducted on the dirt bike operator and further investigation found that the operator was recently released from the Delta County jail on bond for an operating while intoxicated (OWI) second offense…

Smile, critters, you’re on camera

Logging on to webcams around the world will allow you to watch everything from nesting puffins on the Atlantic coast, to brown bears catching salmon on the Pacific, or immature peregrine falcons growing up under the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 21, 2019

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer Brett DeLonge assisted with multiple presentations at Northern Michigan University for several local high school career days. DeLonge presented with other local law enforcement representatives including Michigan State Police, Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan Department of Corrections, and Forsyth Township Police Department. The presentation provided students with insight on the responsibilities of law enforcement officers from…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – June 21, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Sept. 7: Hesperia Area Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Christ the King, Hesperia. For more info call Brad Harrald, 231-450-0216. Sept. 18: Petoskey Area Chapter WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Emmet County Community Building, Petoskey. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Sept. 20: K of C Sportsman’s Wild Game Dinner, 6 p.m., Fern Hill Golf Club, Clinton Twp. For…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – June 7, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 20: K of C Sportsman’s Wild Game Dinner, 6 p.m., Fern Hill Golf Club, Clinton Twp. For more info call Bill, 586-286-3620. Oct. 12: K9 Camo Companions Banquet, noon, VFW Hall, Sand Lake. For more info call Billi Thielke, 616-326-2550. Season Dates June 8-9: Free fishing weekend. June 15: Catch and keep bass season begins on Lake St….

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 7, 2019

DISTRICT 1 While patrolling one of the many trout streams in Marquette County, CO Josh Boudreaux came upon a freshly burned pile of garbage, including items such as a car stereo and other household items. Sifting through the ashes, Boudreaux was able to locate some information that pointed to a suspect in the city of Marquette. With assistance from CO…

Stop, look, soak it in

Recently, this bald eagle was spotted floating slowly over Pink’s yard. (Photo by Tom Pink)While headed to work the other day, long before dawn, I looked out over the St Mary’s River river and noticed what seemed to be fog. Then I noticed a couple spikes of light and I realized it wasn’t a fog bank, but the aurora borealis…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – May 24, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers Oct. 12: K9 Camo Companions Banquet, noon, VFW Hall, Sand Lake. For more info call Billi Thielke, 616-326-2550. Season Dates May 25: Catch and keep bass season opens statewide except on Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair and Detroit rivers May 31: Spring turkey season ends. June 1: Muskie season opens. June 15: Catch and keep bass season…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 24, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jeremy Sergey received a report that an individual had a pile of trash in their backyard so enormous that the trash is blowing into several neighboring yards due to the wind. Neighbors have stated they can no longer keep their pigs outside due to the high volume of accumulating plastic, which the pigs eat. The individual stated…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – May 10, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. May 11: Eaton County QDMA Banquet, 4:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Church. For more info call Dave Yeomans, 269-838-3532. May 18: Wayne County PF Banquet, 6 p.m., Wayne County Conservation Assoc. Plymouth. For more info call Zachary Medici, 248-251-3365. Oct. 12: K9 Camo Companions Banquet, noon, VFW Hall, Sand Lake. For more info call Billi Thielke, 616-326-2550. Season Dates May…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair High winds, rain and storms made fishing difficult and kept pressure light on Lake St. Clair. Those fishing in the cuts and canals were catching some panfish. Spring turkey hunting has been good. Toms are gobbling. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Trenton Area Walleye fishing remains red hot in the Detroit River, when you can…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 10, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Brett DeLonge responded to a complaint of a dead moose along the Michigamme River. The young moose was located and found to be covered entirely in ticks. The head and several organs were removed to be sent for testing at the DNR Wildlife Laboratory in Lansing. CO John Kamps checked a boat returning from Lake Superior in…

What’s sinister about baby’s breath?

Volunteers at Elberta Beach work to eradicate baby’s breath. (Grand Traverse Conservancy District photo)Invasive species often have ugly, dangerous, often xenophobic-sounding names. Even if a person had never heard of a sea lamprey, its name sounds like a customer you wouldn’t want to meet. The red swamp crayfish could be an escapee from a Hollywood movie set, and Asian carp…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 26, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux responded to a 911 hang-up call at the residence of an elderly female in northern Marquette County. Dispatch operators stated they could not get an answer when they called the residence back and were concerned it may be a medical emergency. Boudreaux began knocking on doors and windows, attempting to gain a response from someone…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – April 26, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers April 27: Lenawee County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion Post 180, Hudson. For more info call 517-563-8726. April 27: Elk Country NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Comins Eagles. For more info call Frank Darling, 989-848-5234. May 3: Isabella WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Parish Hall, Mt. Pleasant. For more info call Scott Zeneberg, 989-289-0141. May 3: Grand Valley Friends of…