Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:46
(Provided by Indiana DNR)
The 2014 early migratory bird season dates have been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Indiana DNR as listed below.
As in other years, these dates are not final until the USFWS approves them, which typically happens by the end of August. The season dates fall within the framework provided by USFWS, so no changes are anticipated. A later release will notify you of approval or change.
Indianaís requested seasons have never been altered by USFWS after submission; however, there is always the slight possibility of change. Therefore, the dates below should not be interpreted as being final.
- Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 10:23
Two retired Michiana school teachers have presented their historical displays of antique tackle at the Niles Riverfest for 23 years and they’ll do it again this year at the Riverfront Park Aug. 2-3 from 9 a.m. until dusk.
Ric Ladonski will display over 100 fishing reels ranging in age from the turn of the century through the 1950s. Ric also has also become a national expert on the St. Joseph River’s “mother-of-pearl” antique button industry. He has put together an extensive display of fresh water pearls and mother-of-pearl items for everyone’s enjoyment.
Doug Bucha presents an extensive display of antique fishing lures, which were manufactured by various local companies such as Heddon (Dowagiac), South Bend Tackle Co.(South Bend), Shakespeare (Kalamazoo), Paw Paw Bait Co.(Paw Paw) and Creek Chub Bait Co. (Garrett, Ind.).
- Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:31
The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the application period for antlerless deer licenses is now open through Aug. 15. Hunters may apply for one license in any open Deer Management Unit (DMU) statewide; a nonrefundable $5 fee is charged at the time of application. Drawing results and leftover license availability may be viewed at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings beginning Sept. 4.
Antlerless deer quotas have been reduced to about 494,000 licenses statewide, down from about 550,000 for 2013. In the Upper Peninsula, licenses are available only in DMUs 122, 055 and 155, and have been eliminated in other Upper Peninsula DMUs due to the severe winter of 2013-2014 and the resulting losses in the deer herd.