2013-10-10 / Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Erickson Center plans evening of ‘Fish Tales’

CURTIS – The Second Saturday Writers’ Group and the Erickson Center for the Arts will host an evening of “Fish Tales” on Oct. 16. The event included stories about fishing from local writers and storytellers, as well as Petoskey storyteller, Ron Fowler.

“Fish Tales” will take place at 6:30 p.m. by the fireplace at the Erickson Center for the Arts.

There will be refreshments available and donations will be taken at the door.

For more information, call 586- 9974.

Deer hunting prospects report available online

LANSING – Although surveys show that the leading reason many individuals participate in deer hunting is simply the opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, harvesting a deer is still very important to many deer hunters.

No amount of hunting guarantees a harvest, but the Michigan DNR says preparation and hard work are keys to producing the best chance to see and take deer, or to mentor a new hunter through a safe and enjoyable season.

The 2013 deer season is expected to be a successful year for many hunters.

The 2013 Deer Hunting: Status and Prospects report – available for download – provides information about resources and approaches for preparing for deer season each year, some background on deer in each region of the state and perceptions on hunting activity up to this point in the season.

To download the report or for more information about deer hunting seasons, opportunities and resources, visit www.michigan. gov/deer.

DNR seeks input on Luce, Chippewa planning

LANSING – The Department of Natural Resources will host an open house on Nov. 7 in Newberry to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Newberry management unit, which includes Chippewa and Luce counties. The open house is set for Nov. 7 from 3-6 p.m. at the DNR Newberry Field Office, 5666 M-123 S, Newberry.

Maps and information regarding proposed treatments will be available at the open house. The information can also be found at www.michigan. gov/ forestplan. Compartment review packets for the 2015 year of entry can be found by selecting the shown map and clicking on the “Newberry” button. Records of decisions, recorded timber harvests and other treatments for past years are available on this page.

On Dec. 4, the DNR will complete its formal compartment review to decide on final treatment plans for these areas. That review will take place on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. in the training room of the Newberry Correctional Facility, 3001 Newberry Ave., Newberry.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodations for either meeting should contact Keith Magnusson, (906) 293-3293, ext. 4740.

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