Friday is deadline to check in deer
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says Friday is the last day for hunters to check in deer following last year's hunt.
The DNR says biological data received at check stations helps it make management decisions. Skulls with intact jaws, teeth and antlers are needed for the optional check-in. Hunters who participate get a 2012 deer management cooperator patch.
A list of check stations is posted online. Hunters who killed a deer in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle or Roscommon counties are asked to submit the deer's head for bovine tuberculosis testing.
Winter Trails Day set for Jan. 12
TRAVERSE CITY — The fourth annual Winter Trails Day at Timber Ridge Resort will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
TART Trails is teaming up with the Vasa Ski Club , Brick Wheels and Timber Ridge Resort to offer free use of the trails, introductory ski lessons, guided snowshoe hikes and use of equipment rentals for those new to winter trail sports.
Anyone interested in participating should visit traversetrails.org for additional details and online registration. Brick Wheels is providing free use of classic cross country skis and snowshoes on a first-come, first-served basis. Skate skis will be available for rent at a discounted rate. Vasa Ski Club members will instruct beginner ski lessons starting at 11.30 a.m., and snowshoe hikes will be lead by outdoor enthusiasts.
Mesick hosting baseball camp
MESICK — Mesick High School is hosting a six-week baseball camp starting Jan. 20.
Mesick head coach Hank Burch will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes will be available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions will be offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning.
Registration is under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call 866-622-4487.