State’s Third Biggest NONTYPICAL Black Powder Buck

Berrien County’s highest scoring nontypical muzzleloader buck was bagged by 20-year-old Gregory Shembarger from Berrien Center last fall, according to state records maintained by Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM). On a statewide basis, the antlers from the...

Latest edition of Michigan Big Game Records available

If you are interested in the latest information about the highest-scoring deer, bear, elk and turkeys taken in Michigan through 2020, you will want to purchase a copy of the 12th edition of Michigan Big Game Records, published September 2021. The large-format,...

Berrien County produces second BOONER BUCK

The 11-point typical that Rachel Wheeler from Stevensville shot on opening morning of the 2020 firearms season that scored 176 7/8 wasn’t the only world-class buck bagged in Berrien County last fall, according to Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM). A 16-point...

Red black bear harvested

Ed Groom from Saline has always been lucky when it comes to hunting. One of the first turkeys he bagged was a smokey gray gobbler, and he got a bull moose in Ontario with antlers that had a 58-inch spread. Then, on his first bear hunt in the U.P. last fall, he shot a...

Mandatory deer registration by 2022

MDNR deer specialist Ashley Autenrieth, who works out of the DNR office in Gaylord, told attendees of a U.P. Sportsmen Alliance Zoom meeting on December 19 that the state agency plans on mandatory deer registration in the state starting in 2022. She made that...