EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
OSHKOSH, Wis.– State game managers say they’re surprised to hear some sportsmen complaining that they saw fewer deer this season, even though the kill for the hunt set a record. I never would have imagined a time when some people look for an apology after they harvest nearly 345,000 deer said Keith McCaffery, a Department of Natural Resources deer researcher. We had a record kill despite fair to poor hunting conditions. This tells me the deer are still out there. It’s interesting to consider how big the kill would have been if there had been snow,” he said. Some outdoor groups, including the Conservation Congress, have complained that hunters saw fewer deer than expected in 67 management units during the 15-day season that ended Dec. 2. Going into the season, the DNR estimated 1.3 million deer roams the state, a record number. Hunters saw fewer deer than they expected because the weather was too nice, the DNR says.
60 years ago
MICHIGAN — Millions of motorists will take to the highways today for a Christmas trip and from dozens of organizations concerned with safety an automobiles come please for care and caution. They range from the familiar “if you drink, don’t drive” to “Don’t miss the turkey because of a blown tire or bad brakes.” All of them, however are concerned about your safety, comfort and pleasure-and the other fellows. Some suggestions to follow include inspect your fan belt, check your exhaust system, and check your headlights.