For the first time, the Michigan DNR recently confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in the states ruffed grouse population.
Five birds collected from August through October, including two found dead and three that were shot by hunters, were submitted for testing to the DNRs Wildlife Disease Laboratory in Lansing, where the confirmation of West Nile Virus was made.
Fishing can take its toll on the body. Bumps, bruises, sore legs, achy backs and injured arms and from rockin’ and rollin’ in the waves and making repetitive casts? Yep, those are common place if you’re on the water often. But what’s overlooked is what you’re doing to yourself by not eating well while fishing all day. Unhealthy foods rob your body of energy, and sharp spikes in blood sugar can lead to health issues later on.
The final stop of the Polar Bear Opens on the Waldron Chain at Duke’s Bridge proved to offer the best of everything for the 2017 season.
We had our season’s best turnout with 19 boats plus our season’s best weight of 14.44 pounds, our season’s biggest critter a 14.90-pound carp, and by far the best weather we had all year with temperatures moving into the mid-40s with a manageable west wind and blue sunny skies.