Bear licenses to be sold soon
MARQUETTE -Leftover bear hunting licenses for the 2010 season will soon be available for purchase, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Two bear hunts -the third hunt in the Bergland Unit and the third hunt in the Carney Unit - were under-subscribed, resulting in 569 leftover licenses. These licenses will be sold online or at any license agent on a first-come, first-served basis according to the following criteria:
- Holders of Lifetime Comprehensive Licenses may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July, 12;
- Unsuccessful applicants may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 19; and
- Any hunter may purchase a leftover license beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 26, including those who did not apply.
Results of the drawing for 2010 bear hunting licenses have been posted at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings. Applicants are no longer notified by mail.
Riley Johnson of Vulcan caught a smallmouth bass in Iron County on Lake Ottawa. The trophy catch weighed 5 pounds, five ounces.
Michigan elk results posted
LANSING - Results of the license drawing for the 2010 elk hunting seasons have been posted on the Department of Natural Resources and Environment's website at www.michigan.gov/dnrdrawings.
Three elk seasons will be held: Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 and Sept 24-27, Oct. 16-20, and Dec. 4-12. An additional season may be held Jan. 12-16, 2011, if the DNRE determines the harvest is insufficient to meet management goals.
A total of 75 any-elk and 155 antlerless-only elk licenses will be issued.
Women invited to U.P. salmon fishing workshop -Aug. 20-22
MARQUETTE - Women interested in learning more about the sport of salmon fishing are invited to register for an advanced-level Becoming an Outdoors-Woman "Beyond BOW" Great Lakes salmon fishing workshop, held on Lake Michigan on Aug. 20-22.
Participants will leave from the Fairport Marina, located at the tip of the Garden Peninsula in Delta County, and will experience trolling for salmon in the waters of northern Lake Michigan. Guidance will be provided by several experienced salmon anglers.
The workshop will include multiple fishing trips departing from the marina, the first on Friday evening with others planned during the day Saturday and on Sunday morning. All fishing and safety equipment will be provided.
However, all anglers will need a valid Michigan all-species fishing license and should bring clothing and outerwear for a variety of weather conditions, including non-slip footwear. The $200 registration fee also includes two nights lodging and Saturday evening dinner.
Enrollment for this Beyond BOW workshop is limited to six participants, and the registration deadline is Aug. 6.
A registration form, maps and other event information can be found online at www.michigan.gov/bow.
For more information, contact Upper Peninsula BOW chairperson Sharon Pitz at (906) 228-6561.