Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Thursday, June 8th, 2023

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Michigan eases requirements for handling nuisance wildlife

Acting DNR Director Shannon Lott signed an order at the May meeting of the state Natural Resources Commission making it easier for property owners to deal with nuisance wildlife doing damage to private property.
Under the revised order a property owner or authorized designee may now take beaver, cottontail rabbit, fox squirrel, gray squirrel, ground squirrel, muskrat, opossum, red squirrel, and weasel all year on property owned by the individual without a license if the wild animal is doing damage or physically present where it could imminently cause damage to the individual’s property.

Commentary: Conservation group concerned about proposed deer regs in Michigan

U.P. Whitetails of Marquette County is extremely concerned about the DNR’s proposed U.P. deer regulation changes.
The deer herd in the Upper Peninsula has been going downhill for the past 20 years due to habitat loss and a high predator load. In 2003, U.P. hunter harvest was 62,000 deer with an estimated population of 390,000 animals. For the past five years, hunter harvest has been around 30,000 deer or less.

SPF, the FDA and the best numbers to keep you protected from the sun

I pulled a tube of sunscreen from my boat’s glove compartment to slather on a layer of protection for my lips, face, ears – about the only portion of my skin exposed to the day’s sunbeams since I was wearing long sleeves, long pants and a wide-brimmed hat.
I asked a friend fishing with me if he wanted some. “Yes, please,” he said. Then when he looked at the tube he said, “I don’t think this stuff will work for me.”

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