Michigan Bobcats

Bobcats are extremely stealthy. They are mostly nocturnal, making sightings even more rare…   Bobcats are an extremely stealthy animal. Although bobcats are relatively common, especially in Northern Michigan, most avid outdoor enthusiasts rarely see this...

MICHIGAN WOLVES

Some identification and life history… Michigan Department of Natural Resource Wildlife Division surveys reveal wolves are present in all the counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Michigan DNR wolf surveys indicate there is a minimum wolf population of 662...

Northern Michigan’s Perch Fisheries

A great demand for this relatively easy to catch and very tasty panfish… Yellow perch are one of the most popular panfish fisheries in Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes. When I started my fisheries career in the late 1970s, yellow perch were overabundant in...

BEAVER PROBLEMS

Beaver populations have been relatively high for many decades due to lack of extensive trapping and abundant beaver food habitat like aspen. Beaver can cause considerable problems for county road commissions, other government road maintenance personnel, private land...