Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:42
By Louie Stout
No one puts a Band-Aid on an open wound, but it appears that’s what state government is doing to your fish and wildlife management team.
And you, the Hoosier sportsman, are getting ripped off.
Consider this - there are 50 vacancies in the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife, many of which that have been there for a while.
Fifty. That includes district fish and wildlife biologists, hatchery managers and public hunting property employees that sportsmen finance with their license fees so the DNR can nurture Hoosier resources.
- Published on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:17
(Provided by Michigan DNR)
A Kent County man has pled guilty in a deer-poaching case that occurred in September in Montcalm County and is the first case of a violation meeting the new enhanced sentencing guidelines for poaching that became law in Michigan earlier this year.
On Sept. 21, Michigan DNR conservation officers responded to a complaint phoned in to the Report All Poaching (RAP) Line involving an adult suspect who allegedly killed two trophy white-tailed deer in Montcalm County during the 2014 Youth Hunt while acting as a mentor to an 8-year-old hunter. Jacob Powers, 25, of Lowell, Michigan, was arraigned Oct. 3 on the charge of taking two white-tailed deer during the closed season before a magistrate of the 64B District Court at Stanton in Montcalm County.
- Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:44
By Doug Bucha, Antique tackle historian
The other companies that were a part of the "big six" were South Bend, Paw Paw, Heddon (Dowagiac), Shakespeare (Kalamazoo), and Creek Chub (Garrett, Ind.).
The company started out as the American Fish Hook Company in 1864. They manufactured fishhooks only, as the name implies. In 1886 the company was incorporated and renamed the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, OH, and under the leadership of Ernest F. Pflueger, the company changed its logo to "Pflueger" at the turn of the century.