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Michael Eckert


Mussey Township, MI, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

New Maryland tax law encourages hunting and charity

A new Maryland law gives hunters a tax credit when they donate a deer to feed the needy and pay for processing. → Read More

Violators create a new sport, then break its rules

So, this must be poaching season, the best time of the year to read the reports of DNR conservation officers. → Read More

CWD in Upper Peninsula deer is no surprise

Wisconsin is doing essentially nothing to contain the disease, which means it will spread to surrounding states. → Read More

APRs work — but not to grow deer antlers

Bucks are older and bigger, but “most of Pennsylvania's bucks are still being harvested prior to growing their largest antlers.” → Read More

Eckert: DNR looks at extending squirrel season

Squirrel season would run through the end of March, raising concerns about spring litters. → Read More

In Utah, it is now legal for kids to be kids

Now, in Utah, it is not illegal for a child to walk alone to or from school, to go play in a park alone, or to ride a tricycle a few blocks → Read More

Michigan loophole lets felons hunt, even though they can't

Felons may not possess firearms, but in Michigan nothing prevents them from buying hunting licenses. → Read More

Michigan fishing licenses go digital

Beginning this month, a picture of your license on your phone is sufficient to prove that you’re not a violator. → Read More

MSU researchers: We're not smart enough to manage wild turkeys

We just don’t know enough about wildlife populations and what causes their numbers to rise and fall to claim that we know what we’re doing when we “manage” wildlife. → Read More

We need more snow; I need more practice

I've finally completed my first snowshoe race and I need to do it again. → Read More

Eckert: Deer have ways to make it sporting

Why do I always choose the biggest deer that's farthest from the road? → Read More

Eckert: Michigan makes e-bikes legal

On Halloween, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation making bikes with electric motors legal to use on Michigan streets and certain trails. → Read More

Eckert: 195 miles was just our 'getting acquainted' phase for Dozen End Soon Enough

Team Dozen End Soon Enough runs day-and-night-and-day relay race, makes plans to do it again. → Read More

Eckert: Don't wait for the hunters moon; deer don't

Penn State researchers find no link between moon phase, deer activity, or rut timing. → Read More

Eckert: Ticks make you nervous? You need more coyotes

Areas with the most predator activity have far fewer ticks and far fewer ticks infected with Lyme Disease. → Read More

DNR says no to hunter pink

You can wear any color you want, as long as you also wear hunter orange. → Read More

Rachel Kolar races again

Rachel Kolar was severely injured in a 2014 car crash that left her in a coma for two months. A former Port Huron Northern High School athlete, doctors told her parents she might never leave her bed after the crash. Kolar keeps proving them wrong. → Read More

Eckert: Don't worry, half marathon runners; it's only water

Sunday's Blue Water Half Marathon might get rained on. Dress right and you'll be fine. → Read More

Eckert: Actually, I don't mind paying my share of taxes

Who pays for roads? Not actually motorists. → Read More

Eckert: Wait till Wisconsin gets a taste of woodchuck

Wisconsin is probably the only place where woodchucks are protected. Hunters want to change that. → Read More