My wife Kim and I live on a 16 acre farm in Solon Township in Kent County.
We are trying to get a beef operation going, but make some money with our egg business.
I love to restore old wooden motor boats. (DO YOU HAVE ONE THAT'S BEEN IN A BARN FOR YEARS?)
I love to fly radio control airplanes and the ones with strings that we all had as kids! Anyone have some of those lying around?
My best buck is a rather small eight point, but it is hanging in my office.
My best fish was a King Salmon I fought for 45 minutes on the lake. But it got away.
I grew up in Chicago and remain a dedicated Cubs and Bears fan.
If, like me, you are dismayed when someone shoots a spike or a fork buck, this is for you.
It is called the Lower Peninsula Deer Management Initiative
This is a grass roots group of deer hunters who are pushing for a major change in the way we hunt Whitetail bucks.
They are hoping to convince the Natural Resources Commission to adopt antler point restrictions throughout the Lower.
What they propose is this: A shooter buck in Zone Two of Lower Michigan must have at least 3 points on one side. A second shooter buck in Zone Two would have to have at least four points on one side.
Michigan DNR hunting guide chart
In Zone three a shooter buck would have to have at least four points on one side for both a first and second tag.
The group is in the middle of what is called the “public informational meeting stage”. This stage concludes at the end of this month. In September surveys will be sent out to hunters across the state. The group must get a 50% return rate, and a 66% yes vote for the DNR to consider making changes for the fall 2014 hunting season.
The next public information hearing in this area is Tuesday night at the Hudsonville High School Gym. Doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7PM.
There are two places where you can learn more.
Let's let the little ones grow up!