For the second year in a row, Michigan recorded no fatalities in 2015 during all hunting seasons, according to reports compiled by the Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. Thirteen incidents resulting in injuries were recorded in the state during the year, up slightly from 10 incidents in 2014. Twelve incidents occurred in the Lower Pen- insula and one in the Upper Peninsula.
“Please do not stop on the stairs or tarmac to take photographs. Proceed directly to the terminal.” Those words spoken by the flight attendant upon rolling to a stop in the Jackson, Wyoming airport struck me as bizarre until I stepped out of the airplane and found myself instinctively reaching for my camera. She was right to warn us.
Score sheets are collected for a two year period. Before our Hunter’s Convention in February, the sheets are categorized by country and species. The top entry for each species receives a gold award, the number two animal receives a silver award and the number three animal receives a bronze award.