Michigan Outdoor News

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 29, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps was patrolling Trail 8 in Marquette County when a snowmobile blew past a stop sign and crossed a frequently traveled road. The CO was able to make contact with the individual later down the trail and law enforcement action was taken for careless snowmobile operation. CO John Kamps assisted the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department search…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – March 29, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. March 29: Calhoun WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Cedar Crest Banquet Center, Marshall. For more info call Jan Barnes, 269-963-3188. March 30: Chesaning Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Chesaning Area Conservation Club, Chesaning. For more info call Chris Sloan, 989-284-9193. April 6: West Huron WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW, Pigeon. For more info call Jim Gilbert, 989-550-4828. April 6: Hale…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 15, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter received reports of a snowmobiler who was separated from his group and could not be located. They lost contact with the 70-year old subject earlier in the morning on Lake Gogebic. Painter was notified early in the afternoon and responded to Bergland where the subject had been seen earlier in the day. Painter located the…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – March 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. March 16: Decatur WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., VFW, Decautur. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. March 16: Sunrise Side WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Posen Community Center, Posen. For more info call Mark Lewandowki, 989-766-9254. March 16: Newaygo Valley NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Newaygo Sportsman’s Club. For more info call Terilynn Riley, 616-799-3185. March 16: QDMA Banquet, 5 p.m.,…

You say ice shanty, I say ice shack

It took a while, but the writer finally got his ice shack dug out of the woods and set up on the ice. (Photos by Tom Pink)Several weeks into this year’s ice fishing season, we were still trying to get our ice shack out on the river and were having a tough time of it. Well, in spite of the…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – March 1, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Brett DeLonge and probationary CO Breanna Reed donated approximately 200 pounds of moose and deer meat to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. The venison was supplied from a deer that was illegally taken and the moose meat was the result of a moose that was hit by a vehicle. Superior Custom Game Processing donated its…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – March 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. March 1-2: Livingston County WTU Banquet, Fri. 5:30 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m. Woodshire Place, Fowlerville. For more info call Jennifer DeGrandchamp, 517-404-3245. March 2: Dowagiac WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Dowagiac Conservation Club, Dowagiac. For more info call Rick Ivens, 269-782-0896. March 2: Portland Chapter DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Eagle Township Banquet Hall. For more info call Michael Aungst, 517-706-7233….

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 15, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Feb. 15: Pinconning WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Pinconning Cheese House, Pinconning. For more info call Paul Kaczmarek, 989-879-2791. Feb. 16: Mason County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Lincoln Hills Golf Club. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Feb. 16: Richmond WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Maniaci’s, Richmond. For more info call Leroy Mikolowski, 586-255-0505. Feb. 16: Frankenmuth/Reese/Birch Run WTU Banquet,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 15, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Johnathan Kamps completed an investigation for tagging a deer with a base license. Upon investigation and interview with the suspect, the CO determined that the individual still had an unvalidated deer combo tag in possession. Kamps also found out the suspect shot two bucks during the 2018 season that were in violation of Upper Peninsula antler point…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Feb. 1, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux responded to a hunting camp in Marquette County after the owner arrived for a weekend of hunting, only to find the camp burned to the ground with only the chimney standing. Boudreaux documented the scene, interviewed the property owner and searched the surrounding area for any indications of foul play. Information gathered in the investigation…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Feb. 1, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Feb. 1-2: Northern Michigan WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Eagles Club #1825. For more info call Fred Webber, 989-619-3481. Feb. 2: Newaygo Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Cronk’s Newaygo. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Feb. 2: Ionia Area WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Steele Street Hall, Ionia. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Feb. 6: Pine River WTU…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 18, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 19:  Marquette WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Little Lake. For more info call Mike Prokopowicz, 906-361-4625. Jan. 19:  Mid-UP RGS Banquet, 5 p.m., University Center, Northern Michigan University. For more info call Reggie Durant, 906-225-8003. Jan. 21:  Traverse City WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Boone’s Long Lake Inn, Traverse City. For more info call Jim Kurdziel, 231-894-1515. Jan….

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Jan. 18, 2019

SOUTHEASTERN LP Irish Hills Area There was no safe ice on inland lakes in Jackson County. Knutson’s Sporting Goods, (800) 292-0857 or (517) 592-2786. Lake Orion There was no ice safe enough for fishing in Oakland County. Lakes Village Stop/Mobile Gas Station, (248) 693-4565. Luna Pier Area Boat anglers trolling in Lake Erie’s Brest Bay and off Bolles Harbor caught…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 18, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux was patrolling Lake Independence in Marquette County when he observed a fisherman set three tip-ups then head back into his shanty for an extended period. Suspecting the individual was fishing with a fourth line, CO Boudreaux crept up to the shanty and observed through the window, an individual fishing with a fourth line. Upon knocking…