Moose expert says Michigan could have a limited hunt

by Richard P. Smtih December 01, 2017 Moose expert Vince Crichton from Winnipeg, Manitoba says that having a limited moose hunt in the Upper Peninsula for bulls only would not hurt the population and such a hunt could generate valuable research dollars, so more can be...

Young Albino Buck Killed

September 01, 2017 My efforts to video tape the first year in the life of an albino buck abruptly ended on June 18 when the white deer was killed by an unknown motorist as it attempted to cross a city street in Marquette that it had safely crossed hundreds of times...

Black bear expert speaks at DNR forum

by Richard P. Smith June 01, 2017 A good crowd turned out to hear what world-renowned black bear expert Dr. Lynn Rogers from Ely, Minnesota had to say about the animals at Fisher Hall on Michigan Technological University’s campus in Houghton on April 18. Rogers...

State record crossbow buck

Typical 10-point scores 175 2/8…   by Richard P. Smith April 01, 2017 Rural Allegan County resident Trent Smith bagged a pending state record typical crossbow buck on October 22 in Allegan County. After being panel measured by three Commemorative Bucks of...

Marquette’s ALBINO DEER

by Richard P. Smith January 01, 2017 Anyone who is fortunate enough to see one of Marquette’s growing number of albino whitetails can thank recently retired DNR veterinarian Dr. Steve Schmitt for their presence. After a long career with the DNR spanning more...