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Outdoors

Opening day turkey

Courtesy photo On the opening day of turkey season, Leo Milkiewicz, 91, of Escanaba was hunting with his son Todd when he scored this tom turkey with a 4 inch beard north of Road River.

Column: Autumn creeps into summer

“Let’s steal away in the noonday sun, it’s time for a summertime dream,” – Gordon Lightfoot MARQUETTE — While neck deep in Queen Anne’s lace, prickly purple thistles and squiggly vines, along the meandering edge of a cold trout stream recently, I realized that a change had ...

Michigan Mass Timber Summit – now virtual – set for fall

LANSING — The Michigan Mass Timber Summit - postponed due to COVID-19 - is going virtual, and there’s plenty of time left to register. The summit, originally planned for April, is now a series of three web-based sessions from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6. It ...

Anglers must register muskie, sturgeon

LANSING — If you’re fishing for lake sturgeon and muskellunge this season, don’t forget to register your harvest within 24 hours - it’s required. You can register two ways: online at Michigan.gov/RegisterFish, or by calling the new number at 906-287-0816. “Anglers who register their ...

Column: Places hold a peculiar kind of magic

“Who are these people? What is this place,” Tonio K. — — — The idea of place holds a good deal of intrigue for me. Pick a place on a map, anyplace, and it’s somewhere that something resides. Maybe it’s a place somebody was born or grew up or it might simply be a spot ...

ORV route reopened in Houghton County

HANCOCK — A state-managed off-road vehicle route between the Portage Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay in Houghton County has been re-opened after work was completed to create an interim bypass trail route. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the re-opening today after a county ...