Michigan Outdoor News

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Jan. 4, 2019

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 12: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Jan. 12: State of Michigan PF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Eagle Eye Conference Center, Bath. For more info call Ben Beaman, 318-213-418-4341. 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…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Jan. 4, 2019

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair There was no safe ice on Lake St. Clair. Boats anglers reported catching decent numbers of walleyes when trolling deep diving crankbaits tipped with a minnow. Good action was being reported off Nine Mile Road. Walleyes were also being caught in light numbers on the Detroit River. Handliners and jiggers were both finding fish. Perch…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Jan. 4, 2019

DISTRICT 1 CO Jared Ferguson was following up on complaints in Iron County when he located an ORV trail leading to a treestand on state land. Ferguson contacted the hunter who stated he had hunted there for over 50 years and the same guy keeps driving by his stand at prime time. Ferguson followed the truck tracks in the snow…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 21, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 12: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Jan. 12: State of Michigan PF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Eagle Eye Conference Center, Bath. For more info call Ben Beaman, 318-213-418-4341. Jan. 19: Marquette WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Little Lake. For more info call Mike Prokopowicz, 906-361-4625. Jan. 21: Traverse…

Michigan Outdoor New Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 21, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO John Kamps was on patrol opening day of deer season when he located an illegal ORV trail cross country on state land. Kamps followed the ORV trail and located four 55-gallon drums full of bait with a large bait pile nearby. The CO made contact with the hunter later in the afternoon and law enforcement action was…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Dec. 7, 2018

DISTRICT 1 While checking a trapper near Negaunee in Marquette County, CO Brett DeLonge received a complaint of another trapper who had a wolf caught in a foot hold trap near the Palmer area. DeLonge and DNR biologists met with the trapper and located the wolf after dark. The aggressive 80-pound male gray wolf was safely and successfully sedated, collared…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Dec. 7, 2018

Banquets  Jan. 12: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Jan. 12: State of Michigan PF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Eagle Eye Conference Center, Bath. For more info call Ben Beaman, 318-213-418-4341. Jan. 19: Marquette WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Little Lake. For more info call Mike Prokopowicz, 906-361-4625. Jan. 21: Traverse…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 23, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Zach Painter was on patrol in Iron County and responded to a complaint of bear hunters who were trespassing. Painter contacted the hunters who had driven through a gate with no trespassing signs. The hunters stated that several years back they received permission to go behind the gate. Painter talked with the complainant who said they no…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 23, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers. Dec. 6: Sportsman’s Christmas Gala, 6 p.m., Grand Rapids. For more info call Molly Rinckey, 616-430-9274. Jan. 12: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Jan. 12: State of Michigan PF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Eagle Eye Conference Center, Bath. For more info call Ben Beaman, 318-213-418-4341. Jan. 19: Marquette WTU Banquet,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Nov. 9, 2018

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer Cody Smith checked a group of hound hunters in Baraga County. The group reported they had not seen a single track in days. Upon checking the party, the next day, they successfully harvested a mid-200-pound bear. The hunters were happy for the change in luck and continued to run their dogs in search of another bear….

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 9, 2018

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair Perch fishing has been good on Lake St. Clair. Anglers report a good bite at the spillway, off Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, and around Harsens Island. Walleyes are hitting crankbaits along the shoreline. Waterfowl hunting has been good with flight birds pushing their way through. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Lake Orion Bowhunters report seeing…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Nov. 9, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers. Nov. 10: Springfield DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles. For more info call Dave Brown, 937-399-3363. Jan. 12: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Jan. 19: Marquette WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Little Lake. For more info call Mike Prokopowicz, 906-361-4625. Jan. 21: Traverse City WTU Banquet,…

Michigan Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 26, 2018

SOUTHEASTERN LP Lake St. Clair High winds have kept many anglers at bay on Lake St. Clair. Those braving the conditions reported catching good numbers of fish along the American side of the lake from Selfridge all the way down to the mouth of the Detroit River. Waterfowl hunting has been good. Lakeside Fishing Shops, (586) 777-7003. Lake Orion Bass,…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 26, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Ethen Mapes responded to the complaint of bear hunters arguing alongside the road. When Mapes arrived, the arguing had subsided. Mapes talked with both parties and was able to clear up some misconceptions about what rights a dog owner has when it comes time to retrieve their dogs from private property. CO Ethen Mapes investigated the report…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 26, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers. Oct. 27: Mid-Michigan RMEF Banquet, Mt. Pleasant. For more info call John Stow, 989-386-5197. Nov. 8: Saginaw Valley RMEF Banquet, West Branch. For more info call Dan Johnson, 989-312-2315. Nov. 10: Springfield DU Banquet, 6 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles. For more info call Dave Brown, 937-399-3363. Jan. 12, 2019: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For…

Michigan Outdoor News Calendar – Oct. 12, 2018

Banquets/Fundraisers. Oct. 20: Scottville Optimist Club Banquet, 6 p.m. at the club. For more info call Diane Watts, 231-462-3623. Oct. 20: Kaleva WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Kaleva Tavern, Kaleva. For more info call Andy Robak, 231-362-3161. Oct. 20: Huron County WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Ubly Fox Club, Bad Axe. For more info call Greg Talaski, 989-550-4620. Oct. 20: Sebewaing DU…

Michigan Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – Oct. 12, 2018

DISTRICT 1 CO Josh Boudreaux encountered a man operating a motorboat on Lake Angeline without MC numbers or proper registration. Upon contacting the fisherman, it was discovered that the man had multiple warrants for his arrest from multiple counties. The man was arrested and subsequently transported to the Marquette County Jail. CO Josh Boudreaux was patrolling Lake Michigamme following heavy…