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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — The duck hunting season got underway Saturday in the Upper Peninsula and lasts through Nov. 4. Hunters are limited to harvestings three ducks per day, which can include no more than two mallards (only one female mallard), one black duck, one pintail, one redhead, and two wood ducks. Canvasback ducks are fully protected. In order to legally hunt ducks in Michigan, a person must possess a small game license, costing $9.85; a state waterfowl stamp, $3; and a federal waterfowl stamp, $12.50. The small game license and waterfowl stamp are available at regular license dealers and the federal stamp is available at post offices.

60 years ago

GWINN — Through the cooperation of William G. Garrett, superintendent, and Tracy Stockman, assistant superintendent of the Gwinn Public Schools, Conservation Officer Frank J. Marshall has arranged for the “Hunter Safety Training Course” sponsored by the Michigan Department of Conservation to be given to students of the Gwinn High School. The primary objective of the course is to encourage safer hunting through an educational program in the schools. It is felt the program will tend to cut down the accident rate and teach safety in the field through proper use of firearms and bow and arrow. The course will consist of four parts: introduction, registration, the reasons for hunting regulations, and an analysis of hunting accidents; firearms and ammunition; handling of firearms, bows and arrows and behavior afield; planning the hunt, summary and written review. The course will consist of four one-hour lessons which will be conducted by six qualified instructors who are members of the school faculty. Personnel of the instructor staff are William Hemmila, Paul Thurston, Peter Ghiardi, James Kutchie, Phillip Spade, and Michael McMahon. Five hundred and 25 students have enrolled in the course in grades seven through 12 and in the age bracket of 12 to 17 years inclusive. The instruction classes will begin Tuesday, Oct. 11, and will continue each day of next week through Friday. Marshall will be at the sessions all day Friday to conduct a question and answer period. Monday, Oct. 17, will be examination day for the course.

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