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DNR public survey, open through April 16, seeks broad input on deer management

As part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Deer Management Initiative process, several members of the group have collaborated with a social scientist from the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University to craft a questionnaire for the public, aimed at assessing people’s opinions and perceptions about deer.
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Journey of 15 Years Culminates with Publication of Book

About eight years ago, the title of a book came to John Highlen, “Chasing Traver’s Magic.” Having read both “Trout Madness” and “Trout Magic”, books by illustrious Yooper, fly fisherman, and Michigan Supreme Court Justice John Voelker, John determined to write about his own adventures fly fishing. “John Voelker’s pen name was Robert Traver,” says John, and that’s where the title of the book came from.
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Briefs

Armchair trips to view nature at Gallery Coffee Co. in Munising Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00 A.M. This viewing will be Coastal Seas. From fearsome sharks to lowly urchins, 90 percent of marine creatures live in coastal waters. Protecting these habitats is a battle humanity must win.
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Briefs

Fish ON Michigan’s new fishing license and regulation season kicks off Monday, April 1, so anglers need to be sure they have purchased a new license for this fishing season in order to enjoy some great fishing opportunities. The 2024 fishing licenses are valid through March 31, 2025.
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SUVCW Meeting Scheduled

Camp #266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold their bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, April 6th at 10:30 am, at the U.P. Military Museum at 1001 N Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, MI (adjacent to the UP State Fairground on its south-west corner in the Chamber of Commerce Building). The Camp will tour the museum as part of its meeting.
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MDHHS launches application tracker to allow Michiganders to easily monitor benefits status in MI Bridges

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is announcing the release of a new function to the MI Bridges website where Michiganders apply for benefits like Medicaid, food assistance and more. The new application tracker will allow residents to follow the progress of their benefits application online rather than waiting for a determination letter or having to call into a local office.
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