Lets face it, Meatloaf is not a meal that is loved by everyone. Most people have ate meatloaf that is bland, dry, or just flat out gross. This recipe is here to change your mind, with amazing flavor and moisture. Continue reading →
Michigan’s Bobcat hunting season started January 1st, so here is a list of the rules, bag limits, maps and units. First, All those who hunt and trap furbearing animals, including those who trap or hunt on their own enclosed farmland or private property, must have a valid fur harvester license. This license allows the license-holder Continue reading →
On the evening of December 12 the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1350 by a vote of 66 – 43. This bill, which was introduced by Senators Casperson, Meekhof and Booher, allows hunting to be used as a management tool to control the wolf population in Michigan by declaring the wolf as a game species. Currently it is estimated that there are over 700 wolves in Michigan which is up from 500 in 2008. The wolf was removed from the endangered species list in 2011. Continue reading →
Hopefully at this point in the season you’ve got the deer you harvested back from your processor and you’re ready to make a good venison recipe. Get your crockpot out and start thawing your neck roast! Continue reading →
It’s that time of year again where the Michigan Department of Natural Resources asks for your help by completing a short survey to help evaluate hunter success and total harvest. Now that most hunters seasons are over this is a great time to fill out this questionnaire, but if you plan to continue to hunt during the remaining seasons, fill the questionnaire out once your season concludes. Continue reading →
With the Regular Firearm deer season wrapping up on November 30 many hunters will be turning their attention to the Muzzleloading season in December. The season will begin on December 7 in both the U.P. (Zone 1) and the southern Lower Peninsula (Zone 3). The northern half of the Lower Peninsula’s season will begin on December 14. The complete seasons are as follows: Continue reading →
Evidence that EHD has affected whitetailed deer in more than 30 counties, with 13,000+ deaths, has resulted in a signed order by the director of the DNR, Keith Creagh at their regular monthly meeting of the NRC. Continue reading →
There are over 1.1 million residents in Michigan that seek food assistance and you are encouraged to keep this in mind this hunting season. Consider making a donation to the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger group, this can be done by making a donation when you purchase your license. These donation go toward helping processors that participate in this program. Last year alone, over 100,000 meals were provided by the venison donated to local food banks and food kitchens throughout the state. Continue reading →
Now that Bear Hunting has concluded for 2012, the DNR asks all Bear Hunters to report their activity by visiting their website and completing a short online questionnaire. This Helps the DNR evaluate hunter success and total harvest numbers, so it is important to do the survey even if you did not harvest a bear. Continue reading →
October 15th marked the start of the Fox and Coyote trapping season, Grey and Red Fox and Coyote hunting season. The fox and coyote trapping season will run until March 1st along with the grey and red fox hunting season. Coyote hunting season runs until April 15th. Continue reading →
The Michigan DNR reminds us that the “Sharp-tailed grouse hunting opens Oct 10th in the Upper Peninsula. The season lasts until Oct. 31. The first ring-necked pheasant season will also open for Zone 1 (partial) in the U.P and lasts until Oct. 31. The next opportunity to hunt pheasant occurs on Oct. 20 for Zones 2 and 3 and lasts until Nov. 14. Don’t forget there’s also a partial Zone 3 hunt from Dec. 1 – Jan 1. Remember: males only; bag limits are two per day, four in possession. Check the DNR’s pheasant page for more information on zones and hunting dates and regulations. Continue reading →
This week the DNR gives us another fishing tip, “Autumn can be one of the best times of year to seek out your favorite fish species for a day of fun angling. Several species to target this October and November include walleye, perch and trout. Continue reading →
Sometimes it is hard to practice what we preach when it comes to spoiling our grandkids. We tend to have a set of hunting/management rules for ourselves and others that hunt with us and then a completely different, generally more lenient set of rules for grandchildren. This is what we dealt with during Michigan’s Youth Deer Hunt this past weekend.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health announced that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed in 26 Michigan counties. The Counties are; Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Ottawa, Saginaw, Continue reading →
Have you been excited to get back out into the field? September 1 marked the start to the early Canada goose season. The season runs from September 1 through the 10th in Huron, Saginaw and Tuscola counties; and September 1–15 and the rest of the lower peninsula. This past weekend we headed to the fields with cameras and guns in hand with On A Mission Outdoors. Continue reading →
Have you heard people talking about E.H.D or found a dead deer on your property that looks healthy? This article has updated numbers of cases and will help you understand what EHD is and what to do if you come across a deer you think has EHD. Continue reading →
The Michigan DNR and many other partners announced that the Michigan waterfowl legacy (MWL) and the “Year of the Duck” celebration will kickoff with five waterfowl and wetland events around the state on Saturday, September 8. These events will be held in Cadillac, Escanaba, Fruitport, Pinconning and Rockford. Continue reading →
Leftover fall turkey licenses are on sale. Hunters are encouraged to visit the website at www.Michigan.gov/huntdrawings. The remaining fall turkey licenses can be purchased by any hunter, including those that did not apply. The hunter may buy one license per day until the quotas are met. Continue reading →
According to the regulations that were approved by the natural resource commission Michigan goose hunters will be able to enjoy a longer season and duck hunters will be able to take up to four scaup daily.
“The early Canada goose hunting season begins statewide Saturday, Sept. 1 and runs through Monday, Sept. 10 in the North Zone and in Saginaw, Tuscola and Continue reading →
The Michigan DNR has updated the 2002 Michigan surveillance and response plan for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Case studies and published research have become available in the past decade since the plan was put in place which described CWD dynamics and management. Recently the new 2012 CWD plan was approved by the Michigan department of agriculture, the Michigan DNR and rural development directors. Continue reading →
Applications for reserved waterfowl hunts on managed waterfowl hunting areas are on sale now through Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters. Hunters can apply for reserved morning and afternoon hunts during the opening weekend of the waterfowl hunting season at Fish Point, Harsens Island, Nayanquing Point and Shiawassee River State Game Area. You can read all the details of applying at: Continue reading →
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