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The Fall “Turnover”

November 6, 2013

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The dreaded “Turnover.” No, we’re not talking about football, we are talking about a process which has been going on for weeks in all of our northern Michigan lakes. For many anglers, this not only means cooler and shorter days on the water, but that the fish are also tougher to find. Although most anglers […]

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And You Thought Asian Carp Were Scary – Nuclear Waste Below Lake Huron?

September 27, 2013

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by Carol Moncrieff Rose, Contributing Editor As are nearly all Canadians, we’re just sure that the residents of Kincardine, Ontario are wonderful people and deeply love their community. We also recognize that the Canadian view of natural resource management tends to be more utilitarian than it is here in the United States. Having said that, calling […]

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Great Lakes Commission Meeting Update

September 18, 2013

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Several newsworthy events took place at this past week’s annual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission.  For those unfamiliar with the Great Lakes Commission, it is comprised of  members from each of the eight Great Lakes states with associate members from the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec. Each state may assemble a delegation of […]

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Hemingway’s Nick Adams Commemorated Near Historic Site

August 13, 2013

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On Wednesday August 14, the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association’s (MOWA) will be holding a dedication of an historical marker which commemorates a 1919 fishing trip which later served as the inspiration for one of Ernest Hemingway’s most famous short stories, “Big Two-Hearted River.” According to the DNR Press release, “The marker is the latest in […]

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Wildflower Treasures at Thompson’s Harbor State Park

June 2, 2013

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by Carol Moncrieff Rose, Contributing Editor – One of the great joys of spring is the beginning of wildflower season in Michigan.  The array of color, texture and shape they provide are like an ever-changing string of jewels, worn by our state’s diverse landscape but for a brief time.  So, in the interest of adding some […]

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Michigan Karsts – More Going On Than What Meets the Eye

May 18, 2013

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By William Houston III – Perhaps one of the least discussed but most extraordinary geological features found in northern Michigan are its karst regions.  Michigan’s karst regions consist of a series of unique geological features such as sink holes, caves, caverns, intermittent springs, disappearing and reappearing streams and rivers, swallow holes, earthcracks and myriad other […]

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Mass Marking of All Stocked Salmon and Trout Crucial to Great Lakes Fishery

May 6, 2013

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By Frank Krist, NMCN Contributing Editor – Mass marking involves inserting a tiny metal tag in the noses of all trout and salmon stocked in the Great Lakes.  The tags show which hatchery the fish are reared in along with when and where they are stocked.  Unless fish are monitored after they are released there […]

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Support is Building for MDNR Hunting and Fishing License Fee Proposal

March 13, 2013

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By Frank Krist, NMCN Contributing Editor There have been several legislative hearings completed reviewing the Governor’s DNR budget proposal and the hunting and fishing license fee restructuring.  A few adjustments have been suggested, but overall support has been expressed for the proposal with many organizations backing it.  This package still has not been approved by the […]

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Our Rivers Run Through Us

March 10, 2013

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By Carol Moncrieff Rose The Greek philosopher Heraclitus opined that “No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”  While there is much to be appreciated by this wisdom, northern Michigan watershed groups are doing more than pondering its nuances; plans are being […]

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It’s Time For Trust Fund Projects To Include Habitat Restoration

February 25, 2013

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by Paul Rose, NMCN Sr. Editor I know what you’re thinking.  For a website that has spent much of its time and identity highlighting legislative efforts to divert and alter the constitutionally-protected use of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF), proposing any change to its current use and funding allocation may be seen as […]

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