These are from the Michigan DNR website, but I figured Id share em cause theyre so funny. here is the link. Ill post more every so often. -Sal CO Steve Speigl assisted with the investigation of a vehicle breaking through the ice on Little Bay DeNoc. The owners of the truck had attempted to move their ice shack with an ORV. When the ORV broke partially through the ice, they figured they could pull both the ORV and the ice shack out with their truck. The idea didn't work, and the truck went completely through the ice. CO Steven Birk investigated a deer hunting incident from the firearm deer season; the hunter shot himself in the lower leg with buckshot. Investigation shows the 20-year old hunter did not take a hunter safety class. He was attempting to climb up into a tree blind and tied a rope through the trigger guard. The firearm was loaded and the safety was off. Upon pulling the gun up into the tree, the rope slid hitting the trigger and the shotgun went off. Enforcement action was taken. A couple of coyote/bobcat hunters that CO Steve Converse made contact with in Wexford County during the group patrol advised CO Converse that they were about to make a call to report a plane for hunter harassment. When CO Converse pulled up, the hunters said to CO Converse, "I suppose that plane is one of yours." CO Dave Rodgers checked a subject ice fishing on a Kent County lake that had written on his tip-ups "God bless the DNR" instead of his address information as required by law. As it turned out, the subject placed too many "blessings" on the ice and was in possession of Marijuana. Enforcement action was taken. CO Chris Holmes was working snowmobile activity near a road crossing when he observed nine snowmobiles fail to stop for the stop sign and speed across the roadway. CO Holmes made contact with the operators at the next street crossing. Several tickets were issued for unregistered snowmobiles and verbal warnings were given to all nine riders for excessive speed and for failing to stop at the road crossing. One of the riders was very vocal to CO Holmes about how they should just be left alone and be allowed to ride as fast as they wanted. Ten minutes later, CO Holmes responded to a snowmobile personal injury accident. As it turned out, the "vocal" rider was involved in the accident and had broken his leg. CO Dave Painter and Sgt. Tim Robson conducted some pre-fishing derby work on a local lake this past weekend. The night before the derby, the officers drilled holes next to ice shanties and swept underneath the shanty with a homemade device. Six set lines from five different shanties were located. Additional violations encountered included marijuana use and fishing without licenses. The following morning, all the set line violators were ticketed at their shanties with the exception of one person who decided to go home to wait for the arrival of the DNR after realizing his line had been cut. CO Steve Speigl ticketed a subject for possession of an undersized pike. The pike measured 20 ½ inches. When asked, the subject said he thought the size limit was 21 inches. Not only was his guess on the size limit wrong, but he didn't even make that length. Apparently smoking marijuana made two anglers on Twinwood Lake forget that an ice shanty is not a soundproof booth. The anglers were engaged in a conversation discussing the benefits of smoking the "herb" when CO Mike Wells was standing outside the shanty. Warrants are being sought for possession of marijuana. BRILLIANT!!!