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DEER SEASON - NMU student and hunter Sydney Kapp with the deer she shot this season.

Michigan DNR Releases Statistics on 2022 Firearm Season

Emily Seven, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

Hunters all across Michigan bundled up to celebrate the start of firearm season on Nov. 15. The date also signified the end of archery season, which began Oct. 1.  Although this year brought new regulations,...

HUNTING SEASON - Curtis with a doe she shot during the fall season. Curtis attributes her love of hunting to her father, and wants to pass that love on to others.

Student shares experience, promotes safe hunting practices on campus

Nathan Kwapisz, Sports Writer October 7, 2022

Marina Curtis is a criminal justice major who loves to hunt. She got into hunting with the help of her father at a very young age. “My dad, he was a hunter and he just wanted to pass it on and I kind...

SHARP BROW TINES BUD—NMU junior political science major Jake Putala bags an 8-pointer with a 15-inch spread around 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Baraga County. The buck weighed 132 pounds. Photo courtesy of Jake Putala

Baggin’ less bucks on Opening Day

Jackie Jahfetson November 21, 2019

Opening Day ignites an anticipation for many Yoopers and deer hunters who suit up each year with their orange and camo attire—regardless of the weather—in desire to scope out the biggest buck in the...

TROPHY BAITING BEGINS—Archery deer hunting season is now open until Nov. 14, with a few slight regulation changes on baiting zones. Hunters who choose to bait must not exceed 2 gallons at a time, and bait must be scattered. Restricted baiting zones are in affect in parts of Dickinson and Menominee counties. Photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources

DNR adds new baiting zone rules

Jackie Jahfetson October 10, 2019

October marks the end of McCarty beach days, but it brings on a new game for many Yoopers and avid huntsmen. Fawns linger in the beaten fields. Does vie for some white-tailed buck affection. And with...

Law affects wolf hunt

Jon Young December 6, 2012

Roughly nine months ago wolves were taken off the endangered species list in Michigan for the first time since being placed there in 1973. On Thursday, Nov. 29 a possible wolf hunting season got one...

Hunters prepare for opening day of firearm season

Amanda Monthei November 15, 2012

While most people are preparing to go home next week for Thanksgiving, the first event in an overwhelming month of family get-togethers and parties, some students will be celebrating another “holiday”...

Wolves should not be hunted

Hannah Fermanich November 15, 2012

A new bill in Michigan could change the fate of gray wolves. Senate Bill 1350 would designate gray wolves as a game species and authorize an open hunting season on these animals. Gray wolves were recently...

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