Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on deer baiting ban

Rep. Cole talks about the ongoing ban on deer baiting in Michigan, saying he continues to hear considerable discussion on the issue.  Rep. Cole says the best option for forcing a change in policy is for sportsmen and sportswomen to directly contact the Natural Resources Commission.  

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on new boating and fishing laws

Rep. Cole talks about new laws taking effect in Michigan on Thursday which require boaters to check their vessels for aquatic invasive species and to drain water from live wells and bilges.  Another measure prohibits the release of bait into Michigan waters, with the exception of bait caught and then released in the same waterway….

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on Free Fishing Weekend

Rep. Cole talks about Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan this Saturday and Sunday and encourages families to get outside.  During Free Fishing Weekend, state residents can fish without a license, although the usual limits in terms of numbers and size still apply.