Tag Archives: Wildlife

Big Deal for Merica’s Fish and Wildlife

Yesterday evening, Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Michigan’s (and my Congresswoman) Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced a bill that would direct existing funding from oil and gas leases to increase funding for proactive wildlife conservation.  This is a big deal for … Continue reading

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Bird Nerd!

Last October while walking my loyal yellow lab in the early dawn of morning, I saw something in an old maple tree in my neighborhood.  At first it seemed like a simple jagged piece of the tree.  Upon closer inspection, … Continue reading

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I Want You!..to Keep Public Lands Public

As we approach another 4th of July, the typical patriotic events emerge: from bbq’s and baseball games to fireworks and parades.  All honoring our country. But, perhaps we should look to and embrace a truly unique American value this 4th … Continue reading

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Support Conservation Funding in Michigan

We have all heard that hunters and anglers are the original conservationists.  Same can be said for farmers and Native Americans.   Having said that, my fellow sportsmen and women fund Michigan’s conservation efforts through license fees and excise taxes on … Continue reading

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Scientific Wildlife Management Wins…Again

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Snyder signed legislation into law (Senate Bills 288 and 289) ensuring that Michigan’s wildlife will be managed with sound science and protecting our rights to hunt and fish.    Good news indeed.  In a nutshell – this … Continue reading

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Carp Apocalypse

Asian Carp are coming….to a town near you. So,  good and timely news that both Senators from Minnesota are trying to get out ahead of this invasion with some good legislation. Also – thanks to Great Lakes Echo for sharing … Continue reading

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Wildlife Stressed Out

As I write this, it’s almost 60 degrees outside.  Its January 30th.  I live in Michigan.  This isn’t right. No doubt, our warming climate is not only weird, but it poses’ a huge threat to the future of our fish … Continue reading

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Fish and Wildlife Year in Review

It was an interesting year for fish and wildlife up here in the upper Great Lakes.  A year that at times raised hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on a back country road. Example: Efforts to … Continue reading

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Not Blinding me with SCIENCE!

Anyone who knows me well would not call me a scientist.  So, its no surprise that I may be Blinded with Science at times. However, scientist Lindsay Chatterton answers questions about Asian carp in a way that are straight forward, … Continue reading

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Courts and Asian Carp: Not like Peas and Carrots

Asian carp and the Courts don’t seem to go together. Case in point: Yesterday, a federal judge threw out a case to stop Asian carp in Chicago from entering the Great Lakes.  This recent ruling is in addition to the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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