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November 3, 2013

A sentimental father/son fish story

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Field days are for trapper education students who have completed the online or home-study course and are required to receive a Michigan Trapper Education Safety Certificate.

The event, co-sponsored by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pokagon Campground, located at 58620 Sink Road. A parent or guardian must accompany any child 10 years old or younger.

There is no charge, but students must pre-register with Sgt. Tom Wanless at 517-335-3410. Students taking the online option must present their certificate of completion on the day of the field day. Students who wish to take the home-study option must receive their manual a minimum of one week prior to the field day. For more information, contact Sgt. Wanless.

Park closing

Potato Creek State Park will close to conduct deer herd maintenance hunts on Nov. 18 and 19 and Dec. 2 and 3.

No one except selected hunters will be admitted to the park on these days.

Canada goose reduction hunts will take place Nov. 9 and 10, and Dec. 14 and 15. The park will be open on these days, but aquatic areas will closed. Worster Lake’s boat ramps will be closed, and no fishing will be allowed. Access also will be restricted to selected wetlands. All other activities will be unaffected by the goose hunts.

Contact Goshen News outdoor writer Louie Stout at stoutoutdoors@comcast.net.

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