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Outdoors

Column: Dad’s old reels stir up memories

“Are you reelin’ in the years,” – Walter Becker/Donald Fagen — — — MARQUETTE — When I was a young kid growing up, I remember my dad had two fishing rods and reels he prized that I wasn’t allowed to touch. One was for plunking worms into streams and creeks for brook, ...

Creel clerks hope to connect with anglers this summer

LANSING — As this year’s open-water fishing season gets underway, anglers at many lakes, rivers and Great Lakes ports may encounter DNR fisheries staff members collecting data about their fishing experiences. “The information we gather from anglers helps us get a clearer picture about ...

Column: Unusual vistors stop by the hummingbird feeder

“Fly me to the moon,” – Bart Howard — — — MARQUETTE — Sometimes it’s strange how one thing leads to another. Nature recently granted me a tremendous opportunity that began in quite unrelated fashion on a cloudy spring afternoon. A few days beforehand, we had put up ...

Column: Stop, look both ways and listen

“If you want to taste the water, gotta come to the river,” – Gary Louris — — — MARQUETTE — In the far eastern reaches of the county, where the lines of demarcation commence, there lies what some might consider to be a river of little importance flowing sluggishly into Lake ...

Provide input on 2020 deer hunting rules

LANSING — A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation recently was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission. The regulations, proposed for the 2020 deer hunting season, are scheduled for an NRC vote in June. We ...

ORV trail section to close temporarily in Keweenaw County

KEWEENAW COUNTY — Logging operations on private property along a section of the state-managed off-road-vehicle B Trail in Keweenaw County will force temporary closure of the route beginning June 1. “The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be closing the B Trail between Phoenix ...