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New State Record Flathead Catfish

The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the catch of a new state record flathead catfish. The catfish was caught by Dale Blakley of Niles on January 12, on Barron Lake in Cass County. The fish weighed 52 pounds and measured 46.02 inches. A DNR fisheries biologist verified the record …

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Deer Herd Numbers Low

It’s certainly been a tough winter for all of us, right back to the first day of winter. So how will the deer cope this year? DNR Deer and Elk Program Leader Brent Rudolph says we shouldn’t be too worried. More subzero temperatures are expected in many parts of the …

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Snowmobile Trail Temporarily Closed

Bad news for snowmobilers. According to the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, Snowmobile trail 122 has been temporarily closed. The Dreamland access trail near Lake Linden to Gay has been deemed unnecessary due to the logging operations on private land utilized by the trail. Businesses in Lake Linden and the …

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New Online System for Fishing Tournaments

Those running fishing tournaments in the state will have an easier time scheduling this year with a new online system to be launched next week. Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division Chief Jim Dexter says the Fishing Tournament Information System will allow tournament directors to see online which lakes and …

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Cattlefarmer Received Help from Taxpayers

Taxpayers have footed the bill for more than $200,000 to assist a single controversial cattle farmer in the western Upper Peninsula against wolf attacks. That’s according to newly obtained documents by Mlive.com. The documents detail a Department of Natural Resources memorandum that shows growing frustration with 68-year-old John Koski, well …

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U.P. Wolf Hunt Still Considered A Success

Michigan officials are calling the state’s historic first wolf hunt a success, despite falling short of the number they had hoped for. The Department of Natural Resources says as of Tuesday, which was the final day of the wolf hunt, 23 wolves were killed in three sections of the Upper …

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