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Local support for game bird habitats

September 5, 2014 HANCOCK — Grouse season is almost here, and recently several groups have shown their support by donating dollars to the Department of Natural Resources' GEMS (Grouse Enhanced Management Systems)... more »»

The brook trout — our state fish

August 29, 2014 Last week we looked at lake trout in great detail, so looking at our only other area native trout should likewise be of interest. more »»

Type-casting for trout

August 22, 2014 An age-old question and frequent topic of discussion among Lake Superior lake trout anglers is “How many kinds of lake trout are there in Lake Superior?” Many feel there are up to a dozen different... more »»

Michigan Senate passes wolf hunt bill

August 15, 2014 LANSING, Mich. more »»

KBIC makes investment in boat washing program

August 15, 2014 BARAGA?— In May 2014, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources Department (KBIC) has initiated an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) progra. more »»

Fragments of the familiar: state parks and blue blazes

August 15, 2014 I’m sitting at a picnic table in the camping area at McLain State Park. It’s Sunday, warm out, blue sky overhead and Lake Superior is just a little bit choppy from the breeze. more »»

Shooting stars and supermoons

August 8, 2014 Well, it looks like August is shaping up to be more seasonable than the cold wet month of July we just came out of. more »»

Derby gives youngsters angling opportunity

July 25, 2014 CALUMET TOWNSHIP — When Calumet’s Lindsay White was young, she talked Dad into baiting the hooks when they went fishing. Now she’s a parent herself and the worm, as they say, has turned. more »»

Finnish fisher-kids

July 25, 2014 First photo, Eli Torola, 5, caught this 26 1/2-inch walleye weighing in at 5 1/2 pounds in Portage Lake near Chassell on July 12. Eli has been up visiting his grandparents in the area this summer. more »»

National trappers’ convention underway in Escanaba

July 25, 2014 ESCANABA — Organizers say 6,000-plus visitors are expected to attend the National Trappers Association Convention/Outdoor Expo in Escanaba this week. more »»

Bete Grise wetlands a treasure to be preserved

July 25, 2014 Keweenaw is full of natural treasures with none more beautiful or ecologically significant than Bete Grise. more »»

Lunkers invade North Shore Invitiational

July 18, 2014 EAGLE HARBOR — When a couple of Finns throw a free-form fishing tournament, you never know who's going to come. more »»

Mountain biking with Marx

July 18, 2014 Riding my mountain bike down the old Copper Range Railroad grade some of these last few days, I got to thinking about Marx and his ideas relating to alienatio. more »»

Deconstructing dams

July 11, 2014 MARQUETTE — Life near waterfalls might change your body type, if you were a fish. more »»

Kids fishing derby July 19 in Calumet

July 11, 2014 CALUMET — The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen's Club is hosting the 10th Free Kids Fishing Derby July 19 at Swedetown Pond in Calumet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.. more »»

DNR volunteers sought for U.P. State Fair

July 11, 2014 ESCANABA?— The Department of Natural Resources is looking for avid hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts interested in lending a hand to share their skills with a new generation at the U.P. more »»

Talking turtles in the Copper Country

July 11, 2014 In recent weeks you may have noticed an increase in turtle sightings either on roads or yards. In our area, we have a pretty good population of painted turtles and snapping turtles. more »»

No shortage of fish on Longest Day

June 27, 2014 COPPER HARBOR —With ice off the lake less than 30 days and water temperatures in the low 40s with rain and fog, it took a hot bite to warm up the 155 intrepid anglers competing in the 22nd Annual... more »»

State to recognize 'Pure Michigan' trails

June 27, 2014 LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws to recognize top-notch trails as "Pure Michigan" trails and to create a mobile app for trail users. more »»

Not the age of Aquarius, the age of Pisces

June 27, 2014 Frequently asked questions from anglers are: How old are fish? How do you tell their age? How does this help the fishery managers? … Well, as the 5th Dimension song goes, “Let the sun shine in,”... more »»



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