LANSING (AP) — As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have ended Michigan's ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.
The West Michigan Coyotes mountain biking team was formed three years ago when Spring Lake middle school teacher Aaron Zuelke was approached by a local adult biking group about starting a youth team.
Some of the biggest salmon ever are being caught in Lake Michigan this summer, and charter fishing captain Brian Butts said it’s due to a more balanced predator and prey relationship in the big lake.
With spring looming, Captain C.J. Anastor is busy preparing for another season of West Michigan charter fishing. Approaching his second year as the owner-operator of Good Eye Charters at Chinook Pier, the 21-year-old is more experienced than his age or ownership years might suggest.
More than a dozen fishermen lined Smith’s Bridge on Sunday as the sun rose on another mild early January day, and they were rewarded for their efforts as the perch were eagerly biting.
Hunting, and to a lesser extent fishing, are on the decline in Michigan — with a particularly alarming drop in hunting that's only going to get steeper, as the baby boomers who have driven the sport for decades age and drop away.
Don Paulus was already dressed in several warm layers, but as he boarded his small Alumicraft fishing boat at Grand Haven’s municipal boat launch Wednesday afternoon, he pulled on yet more warm clothes.
(AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately halt sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could again find themselves in hunters' crosshairs — possibly as soon as this fall if federal protections are removed for the predators.
Editor’s Note: Jimmy Gretzinger is the owner and producer of Michigan Out of Doors TV, a weekly show highlighting the state’s outdoors. He and his family live in Grand Haven. With the firearms deer season about to begin Tuesday, Gretzinger shares the story of what made last year’s hunt so me…
Michigan's bow hunting season opens Oct. 1, and Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are sharing tips for a safe hunting experience.
It’s not revered in the same way as firearm deer season, but legions of hunters were expected to go afield Thursday for the opener of Michigan’s small game season — albeit in fewer numbers.
Grand Haven’s Hunter Scharphorn and his teammate, Jake Dorony, sit in 12th place after the opening day of action in the FLW College National Bass Fishing Championships on Lake Keowee, South Carolina.
Despite being surrounded by bodies of freshwater at every turn, most high school students in West Michigan probably wouldn’t think of taking on a career in fishing when planning out their futures.
The rain did help move some steelhead into the harbors and up into the rivers. As the days grow shorter so does the fishing report. Updates are harder to come-by as fewer anglers are out. Most of the DNR Creel Clerks are done for the season. Some will return in January but most will not retu…