FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2012 Contact: Amy Trotter (517) 331-1909 Erin McDonough (517) 775-9500 LANSING, MI — On September 29, 2010, Kurt Meister, a southeast Michigan attorney won a case against the USDA Forest Service claiming that his right to enjoy public lands in Michigan were being infringed upon by noisy firearms hunters and [...]Hunters’ Rights Protected in Huron-Manistee Case
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Last month’s decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list became official today. Management authority over wolves in Michigan has been officially returned to the Department of Natural Resources, putting the state’s Wolf Management Plan into effect. After meeting the [...]Wolves Officially Under State Management Today
Yesterday I braved the frigid temperatures and headed out to take down a couple treestands. Yes, I should’ve taken them down the last couple weeks when temps were in the 50′s but that’s beside the point. After struggling with frozen straps and numb fingers, I decided to go check my trailcams and take a few [...]Trailcam Reflections
Well, you won’t find the likes of Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, or Charles Bronson in this “Dirty Dozen.” No, sir, this 2012 version of the “Dirty Dozen,” recently released by the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, features the likes of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and [...]U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Announces 2012 “Dirty Dozen”
Following a presentation and discussion at the last NRC meeting on January 12 and the Director’s action on Fisheries Order 240, the Department of Natural Resources has announced that the 2012 lake sturgeon season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County) will begin Saturday, Feb. 4. All lake sturgeon anglers must register to participate in the lake [...]2012 Lake Sturgeon Season on Black Lake Announced
If you’re not a member of the outdoor industry you’ve likely never heard of the ATA or SHOT shows. And, in many ways, that’s a good thing. The ATA (Archery Trade Association) and SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) shows are giant industry events that put all of the top manufacturers, retailers and media members [...]Report from ATA and SHOT Shows
Gov. Rick Snyder announced this week the appointment of Rex Schlaybaugh Jr., of Birmingham, and Annoesjka Steinman, of Muskegon, to the Natural Resources Commission. The seven-member commission works with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Their primary authority is over hunting and trapping regulations and wildlife management, but they also advise the DNR Director on [...]Appointments Made to Natural Resources Commission
I get more calls from people who are asking for assistance in finding out “what the law really is”, either because they can’t find it or don’t understand how its written up in the DNR guides. I also get calls from angry hunters, trappers or anglers who got tickets–but its important to know that ignorance [...]Give Input on DNR Hunting & Fishing Guidebooks
As you all know by now, legislation was signed by Governor Snyder in 2011 to eliminate the minimum hunting age in Michigan and to direct the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to create and implement a Mentored Youth Hunting Program that allows aspiring youth hunters to join their parents and relatives outdoors to take part in [...]Mentored Youth Hunting on the NRC Agenda
Where’s the ice (said like the old woman from the Wendy’s commercials)!? College football wraps up tonight and my boat is still sitting in the backyard, plugged in and ready for the next fishing trip! Sure, the lakes are out of the question now but the rivers are cleaner than they were between Christmas [...]Ice fishing… from a boat.
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