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Native plantings attract new backyard visitors/Inside the DNR

April 5, 2013 As I was hauling firewood near our house, I saw a flock of about 30 birds alight in a box elder tree along our lane, about 100 yards off. more »»

Minnows:?Big or small, tell me all/Biological Bits

March 29, 2013 When anglers hear the word minnow, they think of any small silvery fish. Some folks think of the SS Minnow on Gilligan's Island and perhaps it was named after the fish, but only Hollywood know. more »»

Tiger trout — myth or fact?/Biological bits

March 22, 2013 Since this is being composed in sunny Lakeland, Fla. more »»

Unfinished business: skis and a sanctuary/Out There

March 15, 2013 With these words, I begin my second year as an outdoors columnist. Last year at this time, I was riding my mountain bike on muddy railroad grades and musing about the sound of spring runoff. more »»

Birdfeeders offer a window on winter wildlife/Wilder-notes

March 8, 2013 A great way to attract wildlife in the winter is to put out a bird feeder. Many species of bird remaining in the area throughout the season commonly visit bird feeders. more »»

MRRT?No. 1 at Keweenaw Cup

February 22, 2013 RIPLEY — It was a successful Saturday for the Mont Ripley Race Team as the ski club took top spot in its marquee event, the Keweenaw Cup. more »»

Ski Tigers take state team title

February 22, 2013 ISHPEMING — The Copper Country Ski Tigers used a dominating performance in the girls’ pursuit races on Saturday to capture the overall title from Marquette at the Michigan High School Cross Country... more »»

Fishing regulations —?the whys, whats, whens and wheres/Tom Rozich

February 22, 2013 Anglers often ask, “Why do we have fishing laws?” They also say the fishing regulations are so complicated that one has to be a “Philadelphia Lawyer” to understand them. more »»

Rozich appointed to Great Lakes Fishery Commission

February 15, 2013 HOUGHTON — A local fisheries expert has been recently appointed to the international body overseeing the welfare of the Great Lakes. more »»

The enduring mystique of fire towers/Out There

February 15, 2013 Americans hang on to a lot of romantic and literary notions about fire towers and about fire lookouts spending months at a time in introspective isolation high above the trees. more »»

Choosing the best snowshoe for you

February 8, 2013 There are many ways to get around in the snow and explore, whether you are a skier, snowmobiler or hiker. For me, I find snowshoeing to be one of the most effective and rewarding activitie. more »»

Fat tires, fun times

February 1, 2013 CALUMET — The Keweenaw Peninsula is known as a place to come for outdoor winter activities, and one of the newer activities developing a following is snow biking. more »»

Ski Tigers strong at Jr. Noque

February 1, 2013 MARQUETTE?— The Copper Country Ski Tiger winners of the boys and girls 5K freestyle events have seen their Superiorland Ski Club competition frequently over the past month. more »»

Feb. 16-17 is your chance to get ‘hooked’ on Michigan ice fishing/Inside the DNR

February 1, 2013 With the arrival of decent ice through most of the Copper Country and western Upper Peninsula, ice shanties are now popping up on lakes around the region as anglers chase the great diversity of fish... more »»

Cut bait — promised land or placebo?/Tom Rozich

January 25, 2013 As we in the Copper Country endure the dead of winter, with its cold and snow, one’s mind tends to turn to more pleasant thoughts like warm weather and fishing. more »»

Transition:?Town to forest, then back again/Dan Schneider

January 18, 2013 Note: This column was written late Saturday afternoon, before fresh snow fell and covered the sidewalks, the side roads and trails. more »»

Tracking tracks in the winter woods/Brian Hess

January 11, 2013 With snow on the ground and more coming, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and explore. There are a number of activities that are popular this time of year that get people outdoor. more »»

Get outdoors and save money in 2013 with Recreation Passport/Inside the DNR

January 4, 2013 Happy New Year! Yes, contrary to what the “doomsdayers” predicted, 2013 has in fact arrived and with it the ubiquitous resolutions we all set for ourselves annually: Exercise more, get organized,... more »»

New faces tackle familiar issues in year outdoors

December 28, 2012 HOUGHTON — New faces and familiar issues defined 2012 in outdoors news. more »»

Gratiot Lake — a jewel of the Keweenaw Peninsula/Biological Bits

December 28, 2012 DNR fisheries biologists write Status of Fishery Reports on major lakes and streams around the state. more »»



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