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,…

Be septic smart

I was once told by a person who ran a “roto-rooter” type business that a septic tank at a private home would never clog up or wear out if the homeowner treated it right. Of course, he was in the business either because he was wrong or because homeowners were being abusive to their private sewage systems. Millions of homes…

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,…