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Messages - Dire Wolf

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Hunting / Trapping / Re: TV-13 CWD panel discussion segment...
« on: December 17, 2017, 07:01:43 AM »
A second private deer hunting facility has now had animals test positive for CWD in Mecosta county near Morley, Mi.

Hunting / Trapping / TV-13 CWD panel discussion segment...
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:26:48 AM »
There were a couple of miss-statements, one quite glaring, during the MDNR's panel discussion on CWD.

Specifically, Terry Minzey, Wildlife Division Region 1 Chief, stated that the follow-up testing at the captive cervid facility near Big Rapids, Mi., where two deer from a sample submission of six heads tested positive initially, revealed no subsequent positive animals prior culling of the herd. Here is testimony from an Amish farmer that processes wild deer for area hunters, as well as some of the deer from the game farm, without a permit to operate as a meat processor i.e. no records available of who he processed deer for, or where they came from or where they were killed.


His testimony would indicate that five of the six heads the game farm owner initially submitted for testing,came from cervids killed in the surrounding area, indicating that there is no known specific site (focus) of contamination within the geography...kinda hard to contain an outbreak when you have no means of determining where it actually is!  Considering that no deer from the facility that were culled tested positive, I strongly doubt if this outbreak is contained, nor effectively managed in this geography of Michigan.


If you are interested, contact the MDNR Wildlife Division and ask for specifics on their timeline toward opening a season, since it will likely be in the U.P.

House of Representatives pass Resolution 154, requesting that the Michigan NRC act to place sandhill cranes on the game species list.  Should this happen, then the next step would be to request USFWS season structure recommendations.  USFWS has already approved seasons for Tennessee and Kentucky, within the Mississippi Flyway.

Sandhill cranes are more difficult to kill than a turkey, very wary, with excellent eyesight.

Hunting / Trapping / Re: It's getting close!
« on: November 12, 2017, 06:36:43 AM »
These are legal under the combo. license.  Josh's buck was killed earlier outside of Cedar, Mi in the permanent APR area in northwestern lower Michigan...

Hunting / Trapping / Re: Wife's best weekend
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:59:07 PM »
That is a VERY healthy buck! Congratulations!

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Re: Real Geese silhouette decoys
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:44:43 AM »
Fabric coated or non-fabric coated? Price?

Hunting / Trapping / Re: It's getting close!
« on: November 07, 2017, 06:02:23 AM »
Several new scrapes and rubs near my blind sites when I packed-in bait. Marked change prior the week I took off to chase ducks during the snow and rain. Need to check the rut calculator!  Good luck, CB, I used to tent camp west of you over by Peavey Pond until four years ago. Good deer country, just ask the twenty slobs from Wisconsin that leave their garbage everywhere there now!  I thought that a visit from the MDNR would maybe turn them around...but nope!

Product Reviews / Re: DU-Ha under seat gun case
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:19:54 AM »
Adam may not respond in a timely interval.  He is currently on a fire crew out in the Pacific Northwest right now.

They are good quality products, just damn pricey for injection molded stuff!

Off Topic / Re: 1800 Mi. South
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:06:14 AM »
Good to see you are out fishing, since that means you came through the storm intact!  How are David and his family? Dave and Jean showed me pics of the storm damage around their winter place-pretty bleak.

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Re: Escanaba and Gladstone launch permits
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:14:33 PM »
How about $30 for the pair?

Just got out of the "place where you don't wear pants" after a perforated appendix episode a few days ago.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, Chris!

Classifieds/Buy/Sell / GHG full body goose decoys
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:24:25 AM »
One dozen flocked head GHG goose decoys for sale.  These have standard full bases, as well as motion stakes that can be used with the leg-base pulled. No bag. Asking $115 for the dozen. Send me a PM if interested.


U.P. Treasure Hunting / Re: Blueberries?
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:35:48 AM »
With all the spring and summer rain, I expected a more widespread crop. A couple spots that produce well and are usually protected from Spring frosts were nearly empty; other spots where they were abundant had patches with nothing as well.

Lake Superior / Re: trip to seattle 3rd week of september
« on: August 27, 2017, 06:26:33 AM »
Rivers in that immediate area are generally deep, wide, and do not provide a lot of shore access...

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