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2017-08-09 / News

DNR Encourages Youths to Take an Adult Fishing


These Newberry boys took the championship at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie July 8-9. They went 3-0 on Saturday, lost game one on Sunday and came back and won three straight on Sunday. They are, L-R, Sam Sevarns, Blake Doke, Jordan Carey and Marco Juarez. In front, sitting, is Olli Sevarns (manager). The boys were coached by George Sevarns and Joe Whalen. The nation-wide Macker Tournament, started in 1987, is an allinclusive basketball tournament with participants ranging from seven years old to 50+, both male and female. These Newberry boys took the championship at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Sault Ste. Marie July 8-9. They went 3-0 on Saturday, lost game one on Sunday and came back and won three straight on Sunday. They are, L-R, Sam Sevarns, Blake Doke, Jordan Carey and Marco Juarez. In front, sitting, is Olli Sevarns (manager). The boys were coached by George Sevarns and Joe Whalen. The nation-wide Macker Tournament, started in 1987, is an allinclusive basketball tournament with participants ranging from seven years old to 50+, both male and female. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants young people to know they don’t have to wait for a parent, grandparent or guardian to plan their next fishing adventure. Through a new effort – Take an Adult Fishing – the DNR is encouraging youths to initiate their next fishing trip by gathering gear, finding a place to fish and asking an adult to go with them.

Great fishing locations can be found by checking out the DNR’s Family Friendly Fishing Waters website or visiting one of Michigan’s state parks or visitor centers that participate in the Hook, Line and Sinker program.

Saturday, August 5 was the first-ever Take an Adult Fishing Day in Michigan. That day the DNR asked anybody who took an adult fishing to share their picture on social media using the hashtag #TakeAnAdultFishing. The DNR randomly will select a few hashtag users and provide them with a fishing gear prize.

Anyone age 17 or older needs to purchase a 2017 Michigan fishing license prior to heading out. There are two simple ways to purchase a fishing license in Michigan:

Visit any local license retailer or DNR Customer Service Center and make a purchase in person.

Use the E-License system to buy a license online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just visit mdnr-elicense.com on your computer, smartphone or tablet to get started.

Remember, an enjoyable outdoor experience starts with safety. If you’re on the water this weekend (or anytime), wear a personal flotation device.

For more on going fishing this summer, visit michigan.gov/fishing.

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