Bill Parker

Chronic wasting disease found in mid-Michigan deer ranch

Lansing, Mich. — A pair of 3.5-year-old white-tailed does from a high-fence deer hunting ranch in mid-Michigan’s Mecosta County recently tested positive for chronic wasting disease. CWD is an always fatal neurological disease that affects cervids including deer, elk, and moose. This is the second time the disease has been found in a farmed deer facility in Michigan. In 2008,…

Clinton Township hunter shoots 190-class trophy buck [Photo]

Steve Campbell and his wife, Cari, pose with the 16-point bruiser he arrowed on Dec. 11. Contributed photo Clinton Township, Mich. — Not many deer hunters would pass up a shot at a 10-point buck, but that’s exactly what Clinton Township’s Steve Campbell did on Dec. 11. Hunting with a crossbow, Campbell passed on a beautiful 10-point, then moments later…

No major changes for spring turkey hunt

Lansing — The state Natural Resources Commission approved license quotas and made no regulation changes for the spring turkey season at its November meeting in Lansing. Turkey regulations are set on a three-year cycle and regulations adopted this year will remain in effect through the 2019 season “There will be no major changes and the current regulations will be in…

Bear season off to mixed start

  Marquette, Mich. — The first half of Michigan’s bear hunting season has produced mixed results. “The first week was really good,” said John Harrison of the Marenisco Mini Mart in Gogebic County, one of several bear registration stations across northern Michigan. “About September 18 the bears started going nocturnal and guys weren’t seeing anything. Now it’s starting to pick…