Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:10
Hunters can kill one male or bearded turkey in the spring season, which runs through May 11. A two-day youth season this past weekend gave young hunters a chance to bag a bird before the regular season opened.
In 2013, hunters harvested 11,374 birds in 89 of Indianaís 92 counties. Harrison County led the way with 512 birds.
- Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 09:45
By Louie Stout
Look no farther than the St. Joseph River steelhead run.
Apparently, this crazy spring weather has been just what the doctor ordered for steelhead anglers. It extended the run and brought us good water flows with lower water temperatures, the perfect combination to attract a ton of fish into Indiana waters.
- Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 15:29
If you missed the application period for a spring turkey license, itís ok. Opportunities for other licenses are still available.
New this year, spring turkey hunters may purchase a Hunt 234 license, a statewide hunting license valid for all open areas except public lands in Unit ZZ (southern Lower Peninsula and Beaver Island). Hunters can purchase a Hunt 234 license through May 31.
Turkey hunters may also purchase a leftover license for areas where licenses are still available. For a list of available licenses, go to www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Licenses will be sold until quotas are met.
ìMichigan has been ranked top ten in the nation for turkey harvest on an annual basis by the National Wild Turkey Federation,î said Al Stewart, DNR upland game bird specialist. ìThe DNRís goal for the spring turkey season is to maximize hunting opportunities and maintain satisfactory hunting experiences. Over the years, Michigan hunters have consistently exceeded turkey hunter satisfaction goals.î