Woodcock help on the way?

A 60-year-old problem for a Michigan game bird could be eased a bit if the Michigan Legislature enacts a recently introduced bill. In December 2021, Michigan House Bill No. 5631 was introduced by Reps. Cherry, Haadsma, Sneller, Green and Cynthia Johnson. If passed,...

Longtime State Wildlife Biologist calls it a career

The end of March 2021 brought the end of an era at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with the retirement of Al Stewart after 50 years of service. Actually, he hit the 50-year mark last year, says Stewart, who was the DNR’s Upland Game Bird Specialist...

Wildlife Council releases wildlife management survey findings

On Tuesday, January 28, at the Michigan History Center in Lansing, the Michigan Wildlife Council both released findings from a survey on the public’s awareness of wildlife management funding in the state and unveiled an exhibit highlighting six such management success...

Unscheduled stops along the road to awareness

Nothing whispers “early winter in Michigan” more than taking a lazy drive down unpaved side roads on a Saturday afternoon. No matter the outside temperatures, the truck’s heater maintains civility within. The pleasant crunching of the tires on the snow provides nice...

Outdoor Writers Offer Scholarship: $3,000 UP FOR GRABS!

It’s the fall of the year when three things always flourish in fine fettle: students’ return to school, wondrous outdoor activities and football. The Michigan Outdoor Writers Association (MOWA) steers clear of the pigskin and the sidelines, but its new...