Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:17
(Provided by Michigan DNR)
A Kent County man has pled guilty in a deer-poaching case that occurred in September in Montcalm County and is the first case of a violation meeting the new enhanced sentencing guidelines for poaching that became law in Michigan earlier this year.
On Sept. 21, Michigan DNR conservation officers responded to a complaint phoned in to the Report All Poaching (RAP) Line involving an adult suspect who allegedly killed two trophy white-tailed deer in Montcalm County during the 2014 Youth Hunt while acting as a mentor to an 8-year-old hunter. Jacob Powers, 25, of Lowell, Michigan, was arraigned Oct. 3 on the charge of taking two white-tailed deer during the closed season before a magistrate of the 64B District Court at Stanton in Montcalm County.
- Published on Monday, 29 September 2014 11:44
By Doug Bucha, Antique tackle historian
The other companies that were a part of the "big six" were South Bend, Paw Paw, Heddon (Dowagiac), Shakespeare (Kalamazoo), and Creek Chub (Garrett, Ind.).
The company started out as the American Fish Hook Company in 1864. They manufactured fishhooks only, as the name implies. In 1886 the company was incorporated and renamed the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, OH, and under the leadership of Ernest F. Pflueger, the company changed its logo to "Pflueger" at the turn of the century.
- Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 20:54
ESCANABA, Mich. — Louisiana’s Greg Hackney, 41, is the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year (AOY). Over nine events, Hackney outpracticed, outstrategized, outfished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season.
Hackney finished 24th in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Bays de Noc Monday after weather forced the postponement of the second (and final) round for three days. It was enough to lock up his first career AOY title.
Along with the sport’s most prestigious title and trophy, Hackney earns $100,000 as bass fishing’s best angler in 2014. The other 49 competitors earned shares of the rest of the $900,000 purse, based on their rankings in Angler of the Year points.
His season was solid right out of the gate. He finished a respectable 38th in the opener on Lake Seminole and followed it up with Top 16 finishes at the St. Johns River (16th), Table Rock Lake (third), Lake Dardanelle (third) and Cayuga Lake (first). His worst finish of the season was 48th at the Delaware River. He was the only angler in the series to earn a prize check (Top 50 finish) at every tournament.