Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 11:05
By Louie Stout
“The man has a bunch of barn cats he feeds and was beginning to find their dead carcasses and suspected it was the work of coyotes,” Powell said. “And so did I.”
The professional trapper had removed six of the wild canines from the same property the year before.
This time, he trapped and removed 11 over a two-week period in early October.
Indeed, coyotes are thriving in northern Indiana. And while many people assume they’re strictly creatures of the wild, that’s hardly the case. Powell says there are more coyotes living in and near our urban areas than most people realize.
- Published on Friday, 16 January 2015 08:53
The Michigan DNR announced that a discount of just over 10 percent has been approved for non-resident annual fishing licenses for 2015.
The cost of the non-resident annual fishing license will go from $76 to $68 starting on March 1.
The decision came during yesterday's meeting of the Natural Resources Commission.
Michigan's fishing license options originally were restructured March 1, 2014. Since that time a review of feedback from customers, local businesses and others suggested substantial merit in discounting the annual fishing license fee charged to non-residents. In response to those concerns the DNR has discounted the price.
"Discounting the non-resident annual fishing license will encourage more out-of-state visitors to come and experience Michigan's world-class fisheries - and the many other outstanding recreational opportunities available in this state," said DNR Director Keith Creagh.
- Published on Saturday, 10 January 2015 11:26
Indiana will again offer a late season for Canada geese that targets urban geese.
The season runs Feb. 1-15 in the following counties in northern Indiana: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, Steuben, Starke, and Whitley.
The bag limit is three Canada geese per day (possession limit 9) while shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Hunters must have an Indiana hunting license, Indiana waterfowl stamp, federal waterfowl stamp, and a HIP number to participate.