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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 »»

A November tale of the one that got away/Wilder-notes

December 14, 2012 The 2012 firearm deer season is behind us. From what I have heard and experienced, it was a good year for deer hunting; with a strong rut coinciding with rifle season and relatively fair weather. more »»

When snow falls, winter recreation heats up at U.P. state parks/Inside the DNR

December 7, 2012 For many of us, Michigan’s state park system may be synonymous with the warm days of summer, but the truth is that in the Upper Peninsula, winter is when the state parks really start to heat up. more »»

Field of dreams? If you build it, fish will come/Biological Bits

November 30, 2012 Fish structures in Michigan’s Inland Lakes or Rivers; “If you build them, will they come?” The simple answer is yes, but is it always appropriate? Fishermen, lake associations and lakefront... more »»

The best ways to manage your waterfront property/Biological Bits

November 23, 2012 Believe It or Not? “Lake and riverfront property owners can affect water quality and fish populations more than fisheries biologists?” BELIEVE IT! Yes, waterfront residents can have huge impacts... more »»

Getting yourself a grouse in the U.P. this fall/Brian Hess

November 9, 2012 With deer season just around the corner and ice just starting to skim over the lakes, I think I’m going to be putting the duck decoys away for the yea. more »»

Identify hunting goals and strategy before choosing deer license/Inside the DNR

November 2, 2012 The leaves have fallen, snow has hit the ground in many places, the “hunter’s moon” has come and gone, and in less than two weeks, the Upper Peninsula’s much anticipated unofficial holiday will be... more »»

Rally regaining its stature

October 26, 2012 HOUGHTON — U.P. rally racing fans can rejoice. more »»

Lake Superior has certainly smelt better/Tom Rozich

October 26, 2012 One frequently asked question during my career as a fisheries biologist with Michigan Department of Natural Resources was, What has happened to all the smelt? Where did they go? Smelt, where have... more »»

Some trees, their names and their habitats/Dan Schneider

October 19, 2012 Birch, cedar, white pine, hemlock. Prior to last Thursday, this meager list was the extent of the tree species I could confidently identify in the forest. more »»



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