Revised rules will follow Lower Peninsula trail inventory process
With fall hunting seasons in full swing, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds off-road vehicle enthusiasts that while the expansion of ORV riding opportunities on state-managed forest roads in the Lower Peninsula is in the works, the new rules won’t go into effect until 2017 and 2018 – after the completion of a statewide inventory of forest roads.
The inventory will include the mapping of five regions, including four in the Lower Peninsula. The Upper Peninsula serves as one region and already allows ORV use on most state forest roads.
On Sept. 28, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Act 288 of 2016. The approved legislation sets forth a timeline for the new rules to go into effect. This includes examination of the two northernmost regions in the Lower Peninsula by the end of 2017 and the remaining regions by the end of 2018. This review will allow the DNR to determine which forest roads should remain closed and which roads will be open for ORV use.
State-managed forest roads in the Upper Peninsula currently are open to ORV use unless closed by the DNR. The law has been the opposite in the Lower Peninsula, where state forest roads are closed to ORV use unless posted as open. Read more
(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Offering 41 pieces of proven essentials, the Mini Bug Out Box keeps the odds in your favor. These survival tools are housed in a durable, waterproof ABS plastic case, ensuring they are Go Ready when you need them most. Weighing in at less than 6 oz. when full, the Mini Bug Out Box is light and compact.
If you find yourself far away from warmth and shelter, this compact kit features a flint rod that can be used to start a fire and keep warm, as well as cook food and boil water. Build a shelter in the most precarious situations with the included paracord and duct tape, or find your way back to civilization with the in-box compass. Read more
0 Percent Interest for 48 MonthsAUGUSTA, GA —Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces special financing for its Bad Boy® Off Road brand vehicles, the 80 HP Stampede™, Recoil®, Recoil iS, Recoil iS Crew and Ambush® iS side-by-sides, as well as the Onslaught™ 550 ATV. For a limited time only, qualifying consumers can purchase any of these vehicles and receive zero-percent interest financing for 48 months. Read more
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Ken Kovach helped save the life of a St. Clair County man Monday who had accidentally shot himself with his pistol.Kovach was the first on the scene of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound at a residence in Wales Township, which is a community of roughly 3,000 residents, situated about 50 miles east of Flint, along I-69.
The unidentified 51-year-old male, who works in a military capacity, was at his home doing laundry with a Star 9 mm pistol holstered to his leg.Michigan conservation officer Ken Kovach The pistol fell out of the holster, struck the concrete floor and discharged. A round from the weapon struck the man’s right bicep and continued through his arm and out the other side. Read more
The Can-Am Outlander 6×6 family of six-wheeled ATVs is at the top of its class when it comes to conquering tough work and challenging terrain. The Outlander 6×6 vehicles have an additional set of rear wheels, and an exclusive Double Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI2™) rear suspension (complete with a quick-release sway bar). For tackling tough chores, the ATVs have an extra low L gear, Dual-Level cargo box with modular accessories and the largest towing capacity of any Can-Am ATV. For 2017, Can-Am has enhanced its talented 6×6 ATV family with all the Outlander ATV family updates as well as the addition of the new Outlander 6×6 DPS package. The newest 6×6 vehicle comes standard with Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering and Visco-Lok QE at an affordable price. Read more
SUFFIELD, Conn. –– The AXIS II package rifle is the perfect way for shooters to go from the store to the field, with everything you need at an affordable price. Savage Arms has added to the series with new stainless barrel and hardwood stock options. Caliber options include the popular 6.5 Creedmoor. These options are currently shipping to dealers. Read more
GW: So here’s the latest bit of evidence as to why the United States Postal Service is failing. Here’s how it handled a flat rate box priority 3 day shipping. And, this comes after another package, another time, was shipped to Australia instead of Arizona. I got my hands on it some 30 days later. And, with a perfectly legible label and no customs papers. Oh, and no explanation.
And, quick! What longstanding business closes at odd hours for lunch? Yep, there’s no mystery here despite all the taxpayer subsidies and TV commercials. It’s a prime example of how government functions without the threat of competition.
Port Clinton, OH – An effective decoy spread has many elements that combine to make it that way. Decoys need to be placed in an overall configuration that appears natural to passing waterfowl, and in an appealing location as well. Read more
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 57-year-old hunter after he was mauled by a bear while hunting on Admiralty Island near Juneau Friday.
The aircrew hoisted the hunter and transferred him to local emergency medical services personnel in Juneau.
Coast Guard Sector Juneau command center watchstanders were notified at 11:27 p.m. Thursday by a crewmember from the vessel Sultana that a bear had mauled a member of their hunting party. The hunter was reported to have multiple puncture wounds. Watchstanders launched the Jayhawk aircrew to the scene.
“This rescue is a reminder of the importance of being prepared in the event of an emergency,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Georgette Lopez, Sector Juneau watchstander. “This includes ensuring that everyone who ventures into the Alaska wilderness has a reliable means of communication should the need to call for help arise.”
The weather on scene at the time of the medevac was reported as 3-mph winds and approximately eight nautical miles of visibility.