Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 15:29
If you missed the application period for a spring turkey license, itís ok. Opportunities for other licenses are still available.
New this year, spring turkey hunters may purchase a Hunt 234 license, a statewide hunting license valid for all open areas except public lands in Unit ZZ (southern Lower Peninsula and Beaver Island). Hunters can purchase a Hunt 234 license through May 31.
Turkey hunters may also purchase a leftover license for areas where licenses are still available. For a list of available licenses, go to www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Licenses will be sold until quotas are met.
ìMichigan has been ranked top ten in the nation for turkey harvest on an annual basis by the National Wild Turkey Federation,î said Al Stewart, DNR upland game bird specialist. ìThe DNRís goal for the spring turkey season is to maximize hunting opportunities and maintain satisfactory hunting experiences. Over the years, Michigan hunters have consistently exceeded turkey hunter satisfaction goals.î
- Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 11:15
Five 2014 Bassmaster Classic contenders - Brandon Palaniuk, Gerald Swindle, Ish Monroe, Kevin VanDam and Jonathon VanDam - will present seminars at D&R Sports Center Spring Fishing and Boat Show April 18-19.
In additional to the fishing seminars, factory reps from the nation’s top lure, tackle and electronics manufactures will be on hand both days to show the latest products and innovations. They include: Shimano, Daiwa, Loomis, Humminbird, Strike King, Quantum, Minn Kota, Motorguide, Shakespeare, Garcia, Fenwick, Berkley, St. Croix, Zebco, Fenwick, Okuma, Rapala, Storm, Berkley, Stren, Lowrance and many others.
Show hours are 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
- Published on Monday, 14 April 2014 11:08
They were put there as part of an Indiana DNR study to learn more about the lake’s pike and walleye population.
Fisheries biologists will set six traps daily at various near-shore locations in the 562-acre natural lake at Warsaw this month.
Each pike and walleye captured will be measured, marked with a fin-clip, and then released.