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11-05-08: Save the Wild U.P., Deer Updates and Tips

Today Adam talks to Christie Mills from Save the Wild U.P. and shares local deer hunting success stories, as well as explaining how transitions in the weather affect deer. Plus a reminder about the Natural Resources Commission meeting in Lansing tomorrow.


Adam’s interview with Save the Wild U.P.’s Christie Mills:

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Adam’s report on how weather transitions affect deer hunting:

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Natural Resources Commission to Meet Nov. 6 in Lansing

The Natural Resources Commission will begin holding discussions on potential expansion of crossbow hunting opportunities at its Nov. 6 meeting in Lansing.

The NRC meeting will be held at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., in Lansing. All meetings are open to the public.

The NRC recently revamped its policy on issuing crossbow permits to hunters with permanent disabilities by streamlining the application process and making it more inclusive. However, Commissioner John Madigan, who chairs the NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries, said he wants to explore other possibilities for crossbow hunting.

Options identified for discussion are allowing the use of crossbows during any season that allows the use of firearms, establishing a minimum age for crossbow use without a permit, and possibly establishing a crossbow deer season. A survey of hunter attitudes about crossbow issues is being conducted on the Department of Natural Resources Web site here.

The crossbow discussion will begin at noon in Room 203 of the Lansing Center, located at 333 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing.

The NRC meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. with a meeting of the NRC Policy Committee on Technology, Information, Marketing and Education that will focus on hunter recruitment and retention. The NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries, which will discuss proposed changes to wildlife rehabilitation and taxidermy rules in response to Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), meets at 1:30 p.m. The committee will also hear an update on CWD activities and discuss proposed fisheries orders.

The Committee of the Whole meets at 3 p.m. to discuss the Director’s action items and to receive an update on the Island Lake Shooting Range, inland fisheries grants and an upcoming oil and gas auction.

Public appearances begin at 4:30 p.m. Persons wishing to provide public comment on any DNR issue to the NRC should contact Teresa Gloden at 517-373-2352 or glodent@michigan.gov either prior to the meeting or at the meeting site. At 5 p.m., there will be a special presentation of a DNR Partner in Conservation Award.

Among the action items for the NRC includes consideration of spring turkey hunting units. DNR Director Rebecca Humphries will consider a number of fisheries regulation changes, changes to the user charges for
the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center and authorization for several land transactions.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.


Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Time in the Jungle
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Luke Robinson – What I Tell Myself
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day:

11-03-08: NFL Recap, Scrapes and Rubs and the Predator Pursuit

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Nine

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/02 TEXANS @ VIKINGS 21-28 VIKINGS VIKINGS
11/02 JAGUARS @ BENGALS 19-21 JAGUARS JAGUARS
11/02 BUCCANEERS @ CHIEFS 30-27 BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS
11/02 RAVENS @ BROWNS 37-27 BROWNS BROWNS
11/02 JETS @ BILLS 26-17 BILLS BILLS
11/02 CARDINALS @ RAMS 34-13 CARDINALS RAMS
11/02 DOLPHINS @ BRONCOS 26-17 BRONCOS BRONCOS
11/02 FALCONS @ RAIDERS 24-0 FALCONS RAIDERS
11/02 COWBOYS @ GIANTS 14-35 GIANTS GIANTS
11/02 EAGLES @ SEAHAWKS 26-7 EAGLES EAGLES
11/02 PATRIOTS @ COLTS 15-18 COLTS COLTS
11/03 STEELERS @ REDSKINS 23-6 REDSKINS STEELERS
11/02 PACKERS @ TITANS 16-19 TITANS PACKERS
11/02 LIONS @ BEARS 23-27 BEARS BEARS
Totals: 9-5 7-7

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 70-46 while Steve is 69-47. The Lions are 0-7 and the Packers are 3-4.

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Adam talks to Amy at Garden Corner Sport Shop:

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Adam talks to David Niven of the Big Bay Sportsmen’s Club about the 1st Annual Marquette County-Wide Predator Pursuit:

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Adam’s deer and trapping report:

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Adam’s report on rubs and scrapes:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Randy Kohrs – Who’s Goin’ With Me
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Shawn Hammonds – Everything
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Steve Earle – Good Ol’ Boy (Gettin’ Tough)

11-3-08: NFL Recap, Bob Doepker Interview, and Donating Your Venison to the Hungry

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Nine

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/02 TEXANS @ VIKINGS 21-28 VIKINGS VIKINGS
11/02 JAGUARS @ BENGALS 19-21 JAGUARS JAGUARS
11/02 BUCCANEERS @ CHIEFS 30-27 BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS
11/02 RAVENS @ BROWNS 37-27 BROWNS BROWNS
11/02 JETS @ BILLS 26-17 BILLS BILLS
11/02 CARDINALS @ RAMS 34-13 CARDINALS RAMS
11/02 DOLPHINS @ BRONCOS 26-17 BRONCOS BRONCOS
11/02 FALCONS @ RAIDERS 24-0 FALCONS RAIDERS
11/02 COWBOYS @ GIANTS 14-35 GIANTS GIANTS
11/02 EAGLES @ SEAHAWKS 26-7 EAGLES EAGLES
11/02 PATRIOTS @ COLTS 15-18 COLTS COLTS
11/03 STEELERS @ REDSKINS - REDSKINS STEELERS
11/02 PACKERS @ TITANS 16-19 TITANS PACKERS
11/02 LIONS @ BEARS 23-27 BEARS BEARS
Totals: 9-4 6-7

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 70-45 while Steve is 68-47. The Lions are 0-7 and the Packers are 3-4.

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Hunters Encouraged to Donate Venison to Feed Michigan’s Hungry

The Department of Natural Resources encourages deer hunters to donate all or part of their harvests to help feed the needy through the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger program this fall.

Last year, almost 23,000 pounds of venison was provided to local charities by hunters participating in the program through licensed venison processors.

“For more than a decade, hunters in Michigan have done an outstanding job in donating venison to help families in need in all parts of the state,” said DNR Director Rebecca Humphries. “We are grateful for the support of hunters who donate venison, whether it’s as little as a few pounds or the whole deer.”

Donations must be made through participating processors. Hunters may drop off the entire deer – in which case, Sportsmen Against Hunger will pay for the processing – or they can donate as little as a pound of the meat they’ve had processed. In addition, hunters may make financial contributions to help off-set the costs of the program.

“On a local level our food banks say they are seeing up to a 40 percent increase in the need for food because of the economy,” said Jane Marshall of the Food Bank Council of Michigan. “We need all the help we can get this year.”

To learn more about program or for a list of participating licensed processors, visit the MSAH Web site here.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.

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A deer report from the weekend:

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A steelhead fishing report.

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Bob Doepker, Wildlife Supervisor for the Western UP talks with Adam about whitetail migration patterns and the deerhunter’s forecast.

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Patty Loveless – The Boys Are Back in Town
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Megan Morrison – Dancin’ in the Rain
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Johnny Cash – The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer

10-31-08: Pigskin Picks, Jeff Murray Interview

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Nine

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
11/02 TEXANS @ VIKINGS - VIKINGS VIKINGS
11/02 JAGUARS @ BENGALS - JAGUARS JAGUARS
11/02 BUCCANEERS @ CHIEFS - BUCCANEERS BUCCANEERS
11/02 RAVENS @ BROWNS - BROWNS BROWNS
11/02 JETS @ BILLS - BILLS BILLS
11/02 CARDINALS @ RAMS - CARDINALS RAMS
11/02 DOLPHINS @ BRONCOS - BRONCOS BRONCOS
11/02 FALCONS @ RAIDERS - FALCONS RAIDERS
11/02 COWBOYS @ GIANTS - GIANTS GIANTS
11/02 EAGLES @ SEAHAWKS - EAGLES EAGLES
11/02 PATRIOTS @ COLTS - COLTS COLTS
11/03 STEELERS @ REDSKINS - REDSKINS STEELERS
11/02 PACKERS @ TITANS - TITANS PACKERS
11/02 LIONS @ BEARS - BEARS BEARS
Totals: - -

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 61-41 while Steve is 62-40. The Lions are 0-6 and the Packers are 3-3.

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Adam’s interview with author Jeff Murray (check out his website here) about using the moon to aid in your hunting. Part 1: Right Click Here to Download the MP3.

Part 2:

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Part 3:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day:J.D. Crowe, Audie Blaylock, Paul Williams, Kenny Ingram, Mike Cleveland, Harry Stinson – My Walkin’ Shoes

10-30-08: News From the DNR, Coho, Steelhead and Trapping Reports, Jeff Murray Interview

Iron County Resident Named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

Iron County resident Dean Dallavalle recently was named the 2008 Hunter
Education Instructor of the Year by the Department of Natural Resources.
Dallavalle, an Iron River resident, was honored by DNR Director Rebecca
Humphries and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission at a recent
meeting in Lansing.

“Dean Dallavalle has been a volunteer hunter education instructor in
Iron County for more than two decades, and has recently mentored his son
Anthony to be a second-generation hunter education instructor,”
Humphries said. “It is people like Mr. Dallavalle who help us pass on
Michigan’s proud hunting heritage to future generations, so that
management and conservation of our state’s natural resources is
ensured for years to come.”

Dallavalle is the lead instructor Western Iron County hunter education
classes held at Iron County Schools and at the Camp Gibbs Recreational
Area. Through donations, he has been able to collect nearly every
possible teaching tool for a successful hunter education class,
Humphries said. Dallavalle and his volunteers provide students with
experience in muzzleloading, rifle, archery, shotgun safety, clay pigeon
shooting, orienteering, hunting ethics, animal identification and
survival classes.

Dallavalle enjoys predator hunting and trapping, as well as fishing. He
is known for bringing in furs for the students to view and touch. He is
planning to assist in teaching the DNR’s new Trapper Education
Program.

The Hunter Education Instructor of the Year Award is an employee- or
volunteer instructor-nominated award presented to the volunteer hunter
education instructor for his or her outstanding volunteer service.
Recipients of the award are recognized for their commitment to continue
the heritage of hunting by developing safe, responsible and
knowledgeable hunters and assisting the DNR in carrying out its mission.

For more information on education opportunities in the outdoors,
including hunter education, visit the DNR’s web site’s Education and Outreach section here.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use
and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future
generations.

Listen to Adam’s report:

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Congratulations to Dean from Adam and the Outdoor Show.


Natural Resources Commission to Meet Nov. 6 in Lansing

The Natural Resources Commission will begin holding discussions on
potential expansion of crossbow hunting opportunities at its Nov. 6
meeting in Lansing.

The NRC meeting will be held at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan
Ave., in Lansing. All meetings are open to the public.

The NRC recently revamped its policy on issuing crossbow permits to
hunters with permanent disabilities by streamlining the application
process and making it more inclusive. However, Commissioner John
Madigan, who chairs the NRC Policy Committee on Wildlife and Fisheries,
said he wants to explore other possibilities for crossbow hunting.

Options identified for discussion are allowing the use of crossbows
during any season that allows the use of firearms, establishing a
minimum age for crossbow use without a permit, and possibly establishing
a crossbow deer season. A survey of hunter attitudes about crossbow issues is being conducted on the Department of Natural Resources Web site here.

The crossbow discussion will begin at noon in Room 203 of the Lansing
Center, located at 333 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing.

The NRC meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. with a meeting of the NRC Policy
Committee on Technology, Information, Marketing and Education that will
focus on hunter recruitment and retention. The NRC Policy Committee on
Wildlife and Fisheries, which will discuss proposed changes to wildlife
rehabilitation and taxidermy rules in response to Chronic Wasting
Disease (CWD), meets at 1:30 p.m. The committee will also hear an update
on CWD activities and discuss proposed fisheries orders.

The Committee of the Whole meets at 3 p.m. to discuss the Director’s
action items and to receive an update on the Island Lake Shooting Range,
inland fisheries grants and an upcoming oil and gas auction.

Public appearances begin at 4:30 p.m. Persons wishing to provide public
comment on any DNR issue to the NRC should contact Teresa Gloden at
517-373-2352 or glodent@michigan.gov either prior to the meeting or at
the meeting site. At 5 p.m., there will be a special presentation of a
DNR Partner in Conservation Award.

Among the action items for the NRC includes consideration of spring
turkey hunting units. DNR Director Rebecca Humphries will consider a
number of fisheries regulation changes, changes to the user charges for
the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center and authorization for several
land transactions.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, use and enjoyment
of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.

Listen to the report:

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Coho and fall steelhead fishing reports from Lake Michigan stream and Lake Superior stream:

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A quick trapping report:

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Part one of Adam’s three-part interview with author Jeff Murray (check out his website here) about using the moon to aid in your hunting.

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Bill Monroe – Molly and Tenbrooks
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Randy Brown – All Liquored Up
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Mel McDaniel – Stand Up

10-29-08: Waterfowl Report, Hunter's Rifle Sight-In Days, Grouse and Field Dressing Tips

Adam shares an in-depth waterfowl report:

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Hunter’s Rifle Sight-In Days

The West Branch Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. of Skandia will once again hold an open range for those wishing to fine-tune their rifles for the upcoming deer season. They are located at 1888 Engman Lake Road, one mile south of M-94 West.

They will be open on:

Saturday, November 1 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, November 2 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, November 8 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, November 9 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

They have a covered shooting area so weather should not be a factor.

For information contact:

Jerry 249-1913

Bob 249-1593


Adam’s tips for sighting in rifle:

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Bow hunting success stories and tips for field dressing safely:

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Grouse hunting report and tips for shot size:

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Adam explains buck sparring:

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Bluegrass Country Cut of the Day: Steve Earle – Carrie Brown
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Chad Reilly – I Got the Time
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Ride

10-28-08: Scouting With the Snow, Waterfowl Report, Tree Stand Positioning Tip

Listen to Adam and Steve’s Big Boy NFL recap:

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Adam’s report on deer scouting with the snow:

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Adam’s up-to-date waterfowl report:

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Adam passes on a deer stand positioning tip:

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Bluegrass Country Cut of the Day: Third Time Out featuring Wayne Benson – East Tennessee Blues
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: The Springs – Are You an Angel
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Merle Haggard – Rainbow Stew (live)

10-27-08: NFL Recap, 10-Year-Old Deer Hunter

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Eight

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
10/26 RAIDERS @ RAVENS 10-29 RAVENS RAVENS
10/26 CHARGERS @ SAINTS 32-37 CHARGERS CHARGERS
10/26 CHEIFS @ JETS 24-28 JETS JETS
10/26 BILLS @ DOLPHINS 16-25 DOLPHINS BILLS
10/26 BUCCANEERS @ COWBOYS 9-13 BUCCANEERS COWBOYS
10/26 FALCONS @ EAGLES 14-27 EAGLES EAGLES
10/26 RAMS @ PATRIOTS 16-23 PATRIOTS PARTIOTS
10/26 CARDINALS @ PANTHERS 23-27 PANTHERS PANTHERS
10/26 BROWNS @ JAGUARS 23-17 JAGUARS JAGUARS
10/26 GIANTS @ STEELERS 21-14 GIANTS STEELERS
10/26 SEAHAWKS @ 49ERS 34-13 49ERS 49ERS
10/26 BENGALS @ TEXANS 6-35 TEXANS TEXANS
10/27 COLTS @ TITANS 21-31 TITANS COLTS
10/26 REDSKINS @ LIONS 25-17 REDSKINS REDSKINS
Totals: 10-4 8-6

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 61-41 while Steve is 62-40. Adam gains two from last week. The Lions are 0-6 and the Packers are 3-3 with a bye this week.

Listen to Adam and Steve’s recap:

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Adam talks to ten-year-old Trevor Smith about shooting a four-point buck.

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Adam’s grouse hunting reports:

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Hunter Sight-In Days at West Branch Sportsmen’s Club:

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Adam’s waterfowl hunting reports:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Blue Highway – Born With a Hammer in My Hand (by request for listener Jeremy)
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Adam Gregory- What it Takes
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Alabama – Mountain Music

10-24-08: Pigskin Picks, Weather-Based Deer Predictions and Barb Avers Interview

BIG BOY PIGSKIN PICKS WITH ADAM AND STEVE

Week Eight

DATE GAME SCORE ADAM’S PICK STEVE’S PICK
10/26 RAIDERS @ RAVENS - RAVENS RAVENS
10/26 CHARGERS @ SAINTS - CHARGERS CHARGERS
10/26 CHEIFS @ JETS - JETS JETS
10/26 BILLS @ DOLPHINS - DOLPHINS BILLS
10/26 BUCCANEERS @ COWBOYS - BUCCANEERS COWBOYS
10/26 FALCONS @ EAGLES - EAGLES EAGLES
10/26 RAMS @ PATRIOTS - PATRIOTS PARTIOTS
10/26 CARDINALS @ PANTHERS - PANTHERS PANTHERS
10/26 BROWNS @ JAGUARS - JAGUARS JAGUARS
10/26 GIANTS @ STEELERS - GIANTS STEELERS
10/26 SEAHAWKS @ 49ERS - 49ERS 49ERS
10/26 BENGALS @ TEXANS - TEXANS TEXANS
10/27 COLTS @ TITANS - TITANS COLTS
10/26 REDSKINS @ LIONS - REDSKINS REDSKINS
Totals: - -

Currently Adam’s totals stand at 51-37 while Steve is 54-34. The Lions are 0-5 and the Packers are 3-3 with a bye this week.

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Adam shares deer activities predictions and tips based on weather forecasts:

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Adam shares current fall steelhead and coho techniques:

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Grouse and woodcock hunting reports:

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Adam’s interview with Barb Avers.

Part 1:

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Part 2:

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Bluegrass Cut of the Day: Rhonda Vincent and the Rage – Ridin’ That Redline
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Lane Brody – Found In Each Other
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Lynyrd Skynard – That Smell

10-23-08: Deer Hunting Forecasts, CWD Town Hall Meetings, Salmon Fishing Reports

Statewide Town Hall Meetings on Chronic Wasting Disease Scheduled for October

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture and Michigan State Univeristy Extension (MSUE) will hold a series of town hall meetings across the state priot to the firearm deer hunting season for the public to learn more about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and the state’s response plan to manage the disease.

The Marquette meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Citizens Forum Room at Lakeview Arena, located at 401 E. Fair Ave. in Marquette.

Other meetings are scheduled for Kalamazoo (Oct. 22), Frankenmuth (Oct. 27), and Grayling (Oct. 29).

At all meetings, staff from the DNR and MDA will present information on CWD and the state’s emergency response plan for the disease. A question-and-answer session, facilitated by MSUE, will follow the presentations.

On Aug. 25, the DNR and MDA confirmed the state’s first case of CWD in a three-year-old privately-owned white-tailed deer in Kent County. It is still unknown how the animal became infected.

CWD is a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. Infected animals display abnormal behaviors, loss of bodily functions and a progressive weight loss. Current evidence suggests that the disease is transmitted through infectious, self-multiplying proteins (prions). Prions are normal cell proteins whose shape has been transformed, causing CWD. The disease is transmitted by exposure to saliva of infected animals. Susceptible animals can also acquire CWD by eating feces from an infected animal, or soil contaminated by them. Once contaminated, soil is thought to remain a source of infection for many years, making CWD a particularly difficult disease to eradicate.

More information about CWD is available by clicking here

Contacts: Mary Dettloff (DNR) 517-335-3014 or Bridget Patrick (MDA) 517-241-2669.


Adam gives a gear report originally published in the September 2008 issue of Field and Stream magazine.

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Adam’s summary of the DNR’s deer hunting forecast for the eastern UP:

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Adam gives tips about river fishing using bobbers to suspend spawn of flies:

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Bluegrass Country Cut of the Day: Sam Bush – Same Ol’ River (live at Telluride)
Flyin’ Blind Song of the Day: Cowboy Crush – He’s coming Home
Outlaw Country Cut of the Day: Roseanne Cash – Seven-Year Itch