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U.P. Fish Hatchery Cited For Several OSHA Violations

An Upper Peninsula fish hatchery run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in trouble with the feds. Rhonda Burke, a spokeswoman for the Occupational Safety Health Administration, says an inspection earlier this month turned up 11 serious violations and two minor ones. She says the Chippewa County hatchery, …

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Casperson Blames Wolves & Winters For Struggling Deer Herd

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently released its annual deer forecast. The news wasn’t great for deer hunters, particularly in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. State Senator Tom Casperson thinks it’s a combination of factors that have held back the deer population in the U.P. The Escanaba Republican says some harsh …

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Bird Flu Still Considered A Threat

While Michigan escaped one of the biggest animal health disasters in U.S. history this past spring, state officials are still warning poultry owners to watch for signs of bird flu during the fall migration season. The advisory comes from the Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development and Natural Resources because …

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