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The South Haven Steelheaders will conduct a “Tacklepalooza” swap meet Feb. 22 at the South Haven Moose Lodge.

Sportsmen can buy, sell or trade their tackle items at the Lodge from 8 a.m. to noon. It’s open to the public with a $5 admission for adults while kids under 12 get in free.

People who want to exhibit can rent a table for $20, which includes one free admission.

To reserve a table, call Rich Chapman (before Feb. 19) at 269-214-8018.

The local Boy Scouts will be selling donuts and coffee throughout the day.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Accessible Trailers Are Helping Disabled Hunters Get Back Outdoors

Michigan’s outdoors should be accessible for all people to enjoy. All too often, that isn’t the case. Whether it’s a lack of understanding or inaccessible facilities, outdoor spaces aren’t always welcoming to people with disabilities.

That’s starting to change, thanks in part to groups like the Bays de Noc Gobblers, a chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. For years, the Upper Peninsula-based chapter has utilized the federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen outreach program, which focuses on making the outdoors more accessible for hunters.

As a result, the Gobblers have become a frontrunner in providing accessible hunting. Specifically, the group developed mobile trailers designed not only to accommodate wheelchair users, but also to ensure a safe, fun hunting experience for people of all mobility levels. These unique trailers make it easier for hunters with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors without barriers.


Kim Stricker

Michigan anglers Bruce DeShano and Kim Stricker are two of 10 persons inducted into the 2020 class of the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

DeShano owns OffShore Tackle, a trolling board and trolling-orientated company. He got his start many years ago trolling for salmon and trout and later built products that catered to the Great Lakes trolling community that also become popular among walleye anglers. DeShano is an accomplished angler as well and has won many tournaments on the Great Lakes.