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Fishing Report

April 17, 2015 Little Bay De Noc: Was still ice covered but is breaking up fast and several days of warm weather should speed up the process. All the rivers are open and flowing fast. more »»

Keep an eye out for reptiles

April 17, 2015 LANSING — The Department of Natural Resources is calling all citizen scientists to help collect vital information about Michigan’s reptiles and amphibians. more »»

Maple Syrup Day a cure for cabin fever

April 11, 2015 LANSING — Not a lot of people associate March with state parks, yet the last Saturday in March is one of the biggest days of the year at one of Michigan’s premier state park. more »»

Sharing the spring turkey hunt

March 13, 2015 ESCANABA — I’ve been thinking through the winter and contemplating what this spring’s turkey hunt would be like. First consideration is to make sure I got a tag. more »»

Local taxidermist takes home awards

March 13, 2015 ESCANABA — Local taxidermist Tim Gorenchan, owner of North Country Legends Taxidermy in Escanaba, was recognized recently at the Wisconsin State Taxidermy Championships in Stevens Point, Wis. more »»

Volunteers help hunters with disabilities

January 17, 2015 IRON RIVER — If you ask Michigan conservation officer Dave Painter, he’ll tell you his relationship with his sometimes hunting partner Robbie Ivey was pretty unlikely. more »»

Be ready for the range this hunting season

October 30, 2014 ESCANABA — With the firearm deer hunting season fast approaching, those going afield will not only have to accept the challenge of finding a huntable population of whitetails, they’ll also need to... more »»

Important ballot issues on horizon

August 8, 2014 ESCANABA?— We are at a point in time when the annual transition from summer to fall is beginning. more »»

UP fishing report

August 8, 2014 Black River Harbor: Lake trout fishing was fair in 100 to 120 feet. Lake Antoine: Boat and shore anglers are still catching sunfish, bluegills, yellow perch and rock bass when drifting crawlers. more »»

Trappers plan demos at convention

July 11, 2014 ESCANABA — There are 25 trapping demonstrations and one predator calling demo scheduled at the National Trappers Association Convention in Escanaba, on July 24 through 27. more »»

Meet Milo

July 11, 2014 ESCANABA — We have always had pets in our household. As our kids grew and moved on they too kept critters and we’ve shared some interesting experiences, especially with medical problems. more »»

Fishing Report

July 11, 2014 Little Bay De Noc: Is still producing good catches of walleye in the southern bay between Breezy Point and No-See-Um Cree. more »»

Returning to the outdoors

June 27, 2013 I’ve always considered myself an outdoors person. Born and raised in the U.P., I spent a lot of time in the woods at our family camp and was on my snowmobile as much as possible. more »»

Beating the winter blues

February 22, 2013 ESCANABA — After being bombarded by snowfall over the past few weeks, it’s very easy for U.P. residents to look forward to the summer months. more »»

Deer advisory team set to meet

January 11, 2013 The U.P. Deer Advisory Team (UPDAT) is set to meet again next weekend in Iron Mountain. more »»

Michigan sport shooting clubs are in jeopardy

August 3, 2012 ESCANABA — The year 1989 doesn’t seem too long ago for those of us that were young adults back then; however, it was nearly a quarter century ago. Back then, U.P. Whitetails Association, Inc. more »»

Marking the end of an era

July 20, 2012 ESCANABA — I’ve been fortunate throughout my life to have had contact and support from some great mentors. more »»

Agenda 21:

July 13, 2012 ESCANABA — In its origin, Agenda 21, a 300 page document that came out of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in 1992, was a non-binding and... more »»



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