No special permit is needed for the late Canada goose season, and birds no longer need to be checked.
Indiana hunters harvested 8,100 Canada geese during the 2013 late season, the same number as in 2012, according to estimates from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Jonathon VanDam will share bass fishing tips Wednesday evening while Shaun Olinger will provide ice fishing tactics Thursday during free seminars at D&R Sports Center in Kalamazoo.
VanDam will tell how to find and catch schools of bigger offshore bass on Michiana lakes. Olinger will provide ice anglers suggestions on how to catch more and larger panfish on the ice.
Both seminars will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
I’m posting fishing tournament schedules on my website, www.michianaoutdoorsnews.com and encourage any groups with individual events or circuits that are open to the public to get me their schedules. Send date, location, entry fee, phone/website/email contact and logo, if available.
The website has a new events calendar that will make it easier for anglers to locate events throughout this coming season.
D&R Sports Center in Kalamazoo will host the Great Lakes Region Predator Challenge Jan. 17-19.
Teams will consist of 2-3 hunters with a $90 registration fee per team. Entry fee includes a meal from Barretts Smokehouse and a T-shirt for early online registration. The contest will begin Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. with mandatory check-in at 5 p.m. at D&R Sports Center. The contest will end Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
The winners will be determined by number of animals taken. In the event of a tie, the total combined weight of the animals by each team will determine the winner. For more information and rules, visit www.michiganpredatorchallenge.com.
Contact Goshen News outdoor writer Louie Stout at email@example.com.