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...

Crappie waters of the U.P.

by Bill Ziegler May 01, 2018 Crappie fishing popularity has increased across the U.S. in the past few decades. Crappie are popular because they provide good action when you locate this schooling fish, and they’re excellent table fare. Black crappie were not...

WOLF populations then and now

by Bill Ziegler January 01, 2018 Michigan DNR Wildlife Division surveys indicate timber wolves are now present in all the counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Brian Roell – MI DNR Wildlife Biologist said “two small packs of wolves were documented in the...