Hard winter bad for deer, too

Heavy snows this winter are bad news for the U.P.’s deer population. It’s harder than usual for them to move around and to find nutritious browse, according to the DNR.

Being licensed is not the same as being a trapper

Nearly 30,000 people buy a Michigan fur harvester license each year. Some are trappers. The others are hunters of furbearing species. But only about half of the people who buy a license actually participate because of the time commitment involved, state officials say.

Bird backpacks bag bad air

Air monitoring gulls find new contamination route that may also threaten the health of landfill workers.