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New MDNR chief faces big challenge

July 6, 2012 ESCANABA — The first half of 2012 went out with a bang with regards to conservation. more »»

ATV license fee increase may be too much to chew

June 29, 2012 ESCANABA — The ATV/ORV riding industry has continued to grow in Michigan, with most focus on expansion to the northern Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula. more »»

Conservation Coalition considers 14 proposals

June 1, 2012 ESCANABA — A regional meeting of the recently established Conservation Coalition took place on May 22 with updates on issues with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). more »»

Memorial Day - What we've had, have and hope to have

May 25, 2012 ESCANABA — This is Memorial Day Weekend, a holiday designated to honor those who have laid their lives on the line in defense of the freedoms we seem to take for granted. more »»

Four updates proposed to existing ORV/ATV laws

May 18, 2012 ESCANABA — Two years ago I fought against the method being used to increase the license fee on ATV/ORV machines in Michiga. more »»

Kids make it all worthwhile

April 20, 2012 ESCANABA — I have been donating my time to conservation clubs for almost 25 years. The south central U.P. more »»

Better management of wolves needed

March 23, 2012 ESCANABA — Recent news releases have stirred the pot regarding wolf management and one has to wonder, based on timing, if they were issued strategically to influence those who want carte blanche... more »»

New Smith DVD offers intimate view of Whitetails

March 16, 2012 ESCANABA — One of the things I planned on doing this month was to get out to a couple of my hunting spots to look for shed antlers and signs of rut from last deer season that weren’t there when I... more »»

Deer habitat areas get help from public

March 2, 2012 ESCANABA — There are a lot of conservation projects that take place each year, many are sponsored through wildlife/conservation organizations in cooperation with government agencies. more »»

Busbani leaves legacy

February 24, 2012 ESCANABA — Delta County lost a pillar in conservation last week. She was very special in many ways but you should know of one that has impacted our quality of life outdoors for three decades. more »»

Trimming the fat off DNR fishing guidebook

February 17, 2012 ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources had been soliciting public input regarding how they can improve the annual hunting and trapping digests, as well as the fishing guide. more »»

MUCC passes three resolutions at meeting

February 10, 2012 ESCANABA — The Region I meeting of Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) was held Saturday in Munising. more »»

Humane Society may hinder wolf hunting

February 3, 2012 ESCANABA — Do feel it in the air? I’m not talking about the sense that daily temperatures are now trending up, or that daylight is extending. more »»

Changes needed for antiquated ORV laws

January 27, 2012 ESCANABA — The Michigan Snowmobile and Trails Advisory Council (MSTAC) is made up of citizen volunteers who are individually and collectively appointed to represent the multi-discipline trail riders... more »»

Teddy Roosevelt could teach us much on conservation

January 20, 2012 ESCANABA — If there ever was a way to get a wish placed on my bucket list that could come true, it would be to spend at least an afternoon in the presence of the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Aldo... more »»

Miller rose above injury

January 13, 2012 ESCANABA — It was nearly 20 years ago when I first met this guy. He rode what was then called a “power base”, a racier model of a motorized wheelchair. more »»

U.P. man bags one fat cat

January 13, 2012 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. more »»

A look at 2011 outdoors

December 30, 2011 ESCANABA — 2011 was a busy time for those involved with conservation and outdoors recreation. more »»

Whitetails, BBBS help fulfill Christmas dreams

December 9, 2011 ESCANABA — How many times have we seen this scenario on the news? A child is performing at his or her school Christmas program. more »»



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