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New DNR?director Stokes part of busy 2011 outdoors

December 30, 2011 HOUGHTON — A new director and a new program for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources were some of the major outdoors stories in the Upper Peninsula for 2011. more »»

Foraging for a fish story/Woods, water & worse

December 30, 2011 I like to end the old year and start each new year by renewing my long-standing tradition and resolution to not  take myself, my writing, or religion too seriously. more »»

Winter arrives in St. Nick of time/Woods, Water and Worse

December 23, 2011 “Winter arrived right on schedule yesterday and not a moment too soon,” said WW&W Fall correspondent Autumn Equinox, after handing the reins, and reign, of the changing seasons to incoming WW&W... more »»

No perch is worth a polar plunge/Woods, water & worse

December 16, 2011 “Not even a state record yumbo perch or a wall-hanger walleye,” said WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen, wettin' a line on Plumbago Pond before the thaw hit and the ice turned to slush. more »»

Sweetest meat found close to bone/Woods, water & worse

December 9, 2011 You don't have to be a hunter to have heard the old chestnut, “the sweetest meat is always closest to the bone.” “It's why we are such hardcore carnivore. more »»

Firearm deer season ends with a bang/Woods, water & worse

December 2, 2011 “I got my buck and another Yooper firearm deer season is in the books,” said ubiquitous WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen over Barney Leskinen's venison makara hors d'oeuvres at the Cliff... more »»

Roving reporters all over rip-roaring rut/Woods, water & worse

November 25, 2011 “My Facebook page and email lit up like a Christmas tree after I got to run last week’s column,” WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen tweeted happily, “but I didn’t do it alone, and I wanna... more »»

Local rut rated red-hot, robust, romantic/Woods, water & worse

November 18, 2011 “Jim was so pumped to get out to Lake Medora and Camp Frimodig, he left me in charge of this week's column,” said WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen, “so I decided to interview him and our... more »»

Positive prognosis: Deer forecast expected to be on the uptick for Tuesday opener

November 11, 2011 BARAGA — Last year, an estimated 656,500 hunters took to the woods to bag a deer and this year, the hunt is expected to be better. more »»

Buck fever strikes again/Woods, water & worse

November 11, 2011 “With today’s date, 11-11-11, I feel lucky enough to get a date with Paris Hiltunen,” said WW&W deer hunting correspondent Buck Fever, planning to invite the wildly popular wildlife correspondent to... more »»

Enough fish and fowl to say grace over/Woods, water & worse

November 4, 2011 “It’s been a while since I’ve seen so many green leaves still on the trees in November,” said WW&W fall correspondent Autumn Equinox. more »»

Why I never say no to Lake Go /Woods, water & worse

October 28, 2011 “Late Fall lunkers lurking in the depths are moving up into shallow weedbeds,” said AIMfishing. more »»

Late season last casts lure lunkers/Woods, water & worse

October 21, 2011 “Fishing with these walleye pros can wear a girl out,” WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen whined, casting her fate to the wind on wave-tossed Gratiot Lak. more »»

Once again, to top LSPR, it takes two

October 14, 2011 HOUGHTON — The Lake Superior Performance Rally is back to two days and full of teeth for the field of racers. more »»

Something gorgeous to grouse about/Woods, water & worse

October 14, 2011 “If you’re a Yooper bird and duck hunter, this is your time to be beating around the bush,” said WW&W waterfowl correspondent Red Head. more »»

Copper Country color takes the cake/Woods, water & worse

October 7, 2011 “If you like your Fall colors intense and vibrant, you’ve come to the right place,” said WW&W Fall foliage correspondent, the lovely and colorful Autumn Equinox. more »»

Fall colors make local anglers think pink/Woods, water & worse

September 30, 2011 “We never could find Lost Lake, so we went with Plan B,” said ubiquitous WW&W wildlife correspondent and fishinista Paris Hiltunen, iPhoning in her final brookie report of the season from her canoe... more »»

Summer’s swan song quite the shindig/Woods, water & worse

September 23, 2011 “Now that I’m back in town and Summer’s on her way out, we’ve got a lot to celebrate!” announced WW&W Fall Correspondent Autumn Equinox at the gala media celebration honoring her arrival and Summer’... more »»

Brookies don’t trust your shadow as far as you can throw it/Woods, water & worse

September 16, 2011 “It’s a busy time in the bush,” said WW&W Fall correspondent Autumn Equinox, waiting in the wings for her gala appearance on Sept. 23. more »»

LT?before breakfast on BTB/Woods, water & worse

September 9, 2011 “4:45 am is pretty darn early to be slipping the boat in the water in anybody’s league,” said WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen, upon hearing that I’d been out wetting lines way before... more »»



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