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Out There/Some suggested hikes in the Trap Hills

May 18, 2012 The Trap Hills, an area of Ontonagon County stretching roughtly from Rockland to the Porcupine Mountains, were born from the same ancient volcanic and glacial activity that created the Keweenaw... more »»

Morels make for tasty find in the forest/Brian Hess

May 11, 2012 May is a great time to be outside in the Copper Country. The bugs typically aren’t bad and the forests really start to come alive. It’s also a great time for hunting. more »»

Fishing fever sets in for Michigan anglers/Debbie Munson Badini

May 4, 2012 Word has it there’s something catchy going around these days. more »»

Steelhead: Their history and biology in Michigan/Biological Bits

April 27, 2012 Spring in the Copper Country means the steelhead are running and avid steelhead anglers have dreams of leaping, chrome fish dancing through their heads. more »»

DNR?seeks public input on U.P. brook trout limit

April 20, 2012 HOUGHTON — The Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for input from U.P. anglers on a potential change to regulations. more »»

Good gear need not be straight off the shelf/Out There

April 20, 2012 Backpacker magazine, in its story submission guidelines for freelance writers, stipulates anyone pictured in photographs must be wearing gear that is five years old or newer. more »»

The beginnings of "Biological Bits"/Tom Rozich

April 13, 2012 Monday morning, the Daily Mining Gazette’s Michael Scott, Publisher, Brandon Veale, Sports/Outdoor Editor and I met to discuss my writing a once-a-month column for their Outdoor page. more »»

DNR cuts available bear licenses for 2012

April 13, 2012 LANSING?— Michigan hunters will have more elk licenses available but fewer bear licenses, as the Natural Resources Commission set regulations for the upcoming seasons at its April 5 meeting in... more »»

Passport a great deal for residents, community

April 6, 2012 There’s no doubt about it, the northwestern part of the Upper Peninsula is simply loaded with state recreation facilities. more »»

Running water inspires new ideas/Out There

March 30, 2012 In his short story, “Dr. Springer,” Cully Gage described signs of spring and the euphoria they inspired, late in April, after a particularly hard winter. more »»

DNR?hosts Keweenaw ORV?trail meeting

March 30, 2012 LANSING?— The Department of Natural Resources will host an informational meeting on April 17 regarding the proposed designation of the Keweenaw ORV trail in Keweenaw County as a state off-road... more »»

Rule puts DNR, Baraga farmer at odds

March 23, 2012 By STEPHEN ANDERSON sanderson@mininggazette. more »»

Anglers make the best of last chance at Fanny Hooe

March 16, 2012 COPPER?HARBOR?— Sunshine and unseasonably-warm 50-degree temperatures greeted area ice anglers at the Lake Fanny Hooe Ice Fishing Tournament in Copper Harbor last Saturday. more »»

Raptors, not rapture, spotted over Brockway/Woods, water & worse

March 16, 2012 “We've sure hadda lotta excitement in Coppa Hobba lately!” WW&W inland lake correspondent Fanny Hooe said in her lovely, lilting, local dialect as we drank in the sweeping panoramic view of her home... more »»

Ice fishing from Fanny Hooe to Sandy Bottom/Woods, water & worse

March 9, 2012 “I just drilled a half dozen test holes through 1-2 foot ice with slush on top to pre-fish a few of my favorite spots,” said WW&W inland lakes correspondent Fanny Hooe over a frosty mugga Labatt Blu... more »»

Choice catch in Chassell

March 2, 2012 CHASSELL?— The sixth Annual Ice Fishing Tournament sponsored by Chassel VFW and Copper Country Walleye Association on Portage Lake and Chassell Bay last Saturday weighed in some whoppers. more »»

Who says politics, religion and ice fishing don’t mix?/Woods, water & worse

March 2, 2012 “I never saw so many big fish all last summer as I did at the Chassell VFW-Copper Country Walleye Association Ice Fishing Tournament last Saturday,” said WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed... more »»

Hole-hopping the Portage in search of perch/Woods, water & worse

February 24, 2012 “I'm looking forward to covering the ice fishing tournament on the Portage tomorrow,” said WW&W wildlife correspondent and ice fishinista Paris Hiltunen as we scouted, test-drilled and pre-fished... more »»

Peterson shows strength in snow drags

February 24, 2012 SIDNAW — Atlantic Mine's Derek Peterson took home the title in four different classes during snowmobile drag racing held at the Sidnaw Airport last weekend. more »»

Snow time like the present

February 17, 2012 HOUGHTON — The top high school Nordic skiers from around the state will compete in the Michigan State High School Nordic Ski Championships today and Saturday at the Michigan Tech Trails. more »»

 
 
 

 

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