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Walleye Association looks out for fishery, fishermen/Tom Rozich

September 27, 2013 The walleye population is making a big comeback in Portage and Torch Lakes. more »»

A catalog of objects found in the woods/Dan Schneider

September 20, 2013 Wrapper, Snickers bar Plastic bottle, 16. more »»

American Woodcock an interesting species/Brian Hess

September 13, 2013 There has been a cool crispness to the air lately that, to me, indicates the approach of autumn. I’ve noticed even the smell of the woods has started to subtly change to the earthy aromas of fall. more »»

Special deer hunts expand opportunities for hunters with disabilities/Inside the DNR

September 6, 2013 It's that time of year again when hunting plans start to firm up and red X's begin to fill calendar pages as the various season openers are nearly upon u. more »»

Combatting the alarming Japanese knotweed/Janet Marr

August 30, 2013 “Picture your favorite trout stream or canoeing river lined for miles with a tangle of rigid, bamboo-like stems 10 feet tall, making access to the river impossible and threatening healthy fish... more »»

Lake Gogebic — Giant gem of the U.P./Tom Rozich

August 23, 2013 Lake Gogebic is the sixth-largest inland lake in Michigan and the biggest in the U.P., containing 13,380 acres. more »»

Taking a new look at an old trail/Dan Schneider

August 16, 2013 Most of the trips I take into the woods, whether hiking, mountain biking or snowshoeing, I take solo or with one or two close friends. more »»

Get out and enjoy Perseid meteor shower

August 9, 2013 Summer is in full swing now. Although the weather, flora, and fauna don’t seem to be acknowledging it, the universe is. The earth remains on its same trajectory and orbit. more »»

Give archery a shot, explore nature at Porkies

August 2, 2013 Have you ever wanted to give archery a shot? Here's your chance. more »»

Kingstrom sifts through scum at North Shore tourney

July 26, 2013 EAGLE?HARBOR?— “Congratulations Mary, you won the scummiest fishing tournament in the Keweenaw!” said Jim Oikarinen during weigh-ins as he presented Mary Kingstrom her first place prize for biggest... more »»

Taking a peek at the Portage-Torch Lake Chain/Tom Rozich

July 26, 2013 The Portage-Torch Lake Chain (PTLC), also known as the Keweenaw Waterway, connects Keweenaw Bay with Lake Superior, effectively creating an island. In 1865 the U.. more »»

Surfing, sawing and new perspective/Dan Schneider

July 19, 2013 My first surf was at Seaside Reef south of Encinitas, Calif. more »»

Summer means berries are ripe for picking/Brian Hess

July 12, 2013 Summer is upon us and berry-picking season is getting under way. There are a plethora of berries to pick in the Copper Country throughout the spring, summer, and fall. more »»

Fish, birds, snails equal what, you say?/Biological Bits

June 28, 2013 Mother Nature can be very complicated in her day-to-day ecosystem operations. While most life cycles are fairly simple, others can be extremely entangled and perplexing. more »»

Longest Day anglers haul in big catches

June 21, 2013 By JIM?JUNTTILA For the Gazette COPPER?HARBOR?— Mark Kinnunen caught a nice 36.25-inch, 16. more »»

Silver leaves in midsummer night’s light/Dan Schneider

June 21, 2013 Today is June 21, the solstice. The apex of summer and the longest day of the year. The sun stays above the horizon, evenings stretch on. At this time of year it is possible to start out at 9 p.m. more »»

Digre is grand prize angler at Rice Lake Fishing Derby

June 14, 2013 LAKE LINDEN — Kent Digre was the grand prize winner at Sunday's Rice Lake Fishing Derby put on by the Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen's Club. more »»

Ticks target people enjoying warmer weather/Brian Hess

June 14, 2013 Spring and early summer provide lots of opportunities to get out and explore the woods and surrounding areas. more »»

What you can do about aquatic invasive species/Janet Marr

May 31, 2013 Some Copper Country lakes now have fleas. (Spiny water fleas, that is). Eurasian water-milfoil, another infamous and unwelcome aquatic invasive species, has also put in an appearance. So .. more »»

Suckers — faces only mother fish could love/Biological Bits

May 24, 2013 The old saying “Don't judge a book by its cover,” is true of the sucker family. They have an image of being a useless trash or rough fish, which is not true, as we will see. more »»



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