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      Buck LeVasseur honored by area sportsmen

      The former host of TV6â??s â??Discoveringâ?? program, Buck LeVasseur, received a warm welcome and an award at the quarterly Upper Peninsula Sportsmans Alliance meeting on Saturday morning. A plaque and a check were given to honor Buck for his many years of service to the Upper Peninsula through his outdoor program. In October, Buck stepped down from his role as host of the program, due much in part to his ailing back. He said over the years people have asked if he would expand the show, but he says the Upper Peninsula is just too special for that.

      â??â??When are you going national?â?? I always said, 'Iâ??m not.' Iâ??m going to stay right here; the most beautiful place in the world, and that's the UP,â?? said LeVasseur. â??Not only is it beautiful here, but the people are beautiful.â??

      Others at the meeting told Buck they're planning a raffle in order to raise funds to have him continue to educate others on matters of hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.