Several Hunters Dinners Offered



The Immaculate Conception Church in Moran is hosting a Hunters Dinner Sunday, November 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. There will be silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. The cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children between the ages of six and 12, and children five and younger are free. In Engadine, the VFW Auxiliary […]

Straits Sportsmen To Meet in December



The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club will not meet in November. The next meeting will be Monday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on State Street in St. Ignace.

Venison Donations Accepted for Needy



Deer hunters have an opportunity to help the needy by donating venison. The Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger group is accepting donations of venison at select processors throughout Michigan. Love Farms and Processing at 12361 West Turner Road in Rudyard is accepting donations of entire deer on behalf of the organization in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. When donated, the deer tag […]

Fewer Deer Expected in EUP This Season; Harsh Winter Blamed for Drop in Population



Hunters will likely encounter fewer deer in the Eastern Upper Peninsula this year, according to a forecast published by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Fewer yearlings and fawns are attributed to harsh winter conditions across the U.P. last year and high snow depths. “In general, hunters should expect to see fewer deer in 2009 than they experienced over […]

Illegal Gill Net With 1,100 Pounds of Fish Seized at Big Bay de Noc



Three Upper Peninsula men were implicated in an illegal gill netting operation on the waters of Big Bay de Noc in Delta County. Conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources’ Commercial Fish Enforcement Unit made contact with three men illegally harvesting fish using a gill net in the early hours of Monday, November 2. They have not yet been […]

President Signs Legislation To Spend $475M Restoring Great Lakes



Projects to control invasive species in the Great Lakes, as well as loss of habitat, pollution, and toxic sediments, will be funded now that President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at restoring the lakes Friday, October 30. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative will provide $475 million for a comprehensive program to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The Great […]

Hunting Safety Tips



These safety tips for hunters have been provided by Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait: • Carry hunting license and personal identification while hunting. • All hunters must wear at least one item of “hunter orange” colored clothing on the outermost layer. The item must be visible from all sides. If it is a camouflage item, it much be at least […]

Chronic Wasting Disease Testing on Hold in EUP



The random checking of deer heads for chronic wasting disease and bovine tuberculosis is being suspended in the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) this year by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), although monitoring will continue in other areas of the state. With state budget cuts this year, the DNR is placing its focus on downstate areas where the diseases have […]

St. Ignace Saints Edge Rudyard Bulldogs for Class C District Crown



St. Ignace and Rudyard had to battle five matches before the host Saints edged the Bulldogs in the deciding game for the Class C district championship Thursday, November 5. The Saints first district crown since the 2006-07 winter season didn’t come easy as St. Ignace won the first two games 25-17 and 25- 23, but then Rudyard turned the tide […]

Conversion Attempts Decide Saints Loss in District Finals



Conversion attempts made the difference in the Division 8 district football finals as St. Ignace and Johannesburg each converted three of four — the Saints kicked three of four extra points while the host Cardinals made three two-point conversions during the 30-27 Johannesburg win Friday, November 6. The Saints, who completed the season with a 6-5 overall record, were the […]