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Outdoor Briefs

April 17, 2010
The Daily News

Fly Fishers to meet April 29

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. - Northwoods Fly Fishers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the El Capitan Supper Club in Spread Eagle.

A short business meeting will be followed by a fly tying session and demonstration. Anyone interested is invited to attend, at no obligation.

Dinner at The El Capitan at 5:30 p.m. is optional.

For more information, call Gil Fugere at (906) 779-5248.

Bird watching May 22 at Fumee

QUINNESEC -The Fumee Lake Commission invites the public to come enjoy the Fumee Natural Area on Saturday, May 22, at 7 a.m.

Greg Cleary will guide a bird watching walk around Little Fumee Lake.

Bring binoculars, bird guide and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Meet at the East Parking Lot off the Upper Pine Creek Road. There is no charge to attend.

For more information, contact Phyllis at (906) 774-5868 or by email at

On Saturday, May 29, a wildflower walk around Little Fumee Lake will be led by Phyllis Carlson, beginning at 8 a.m.

A magnifying glass, flower guide and comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Meet at the East Parking Lot.

This event is sponsored by the Fumee Lake Commission and there is no charge to attend.

Outdoors program for women June 4-6 in Big Bay

MARQUETTE -Women seeking the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 13th annual "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" (BOW) program, June 4-6 in Big Bay, 30 miles north of Marquette.

The program will be held at Bay Cliff Health Camp, located in a picturesque wooded setting overlooking Lake Superior.

Sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, this program offers instruction in more than two dozen kinds of outdoor activities, including canoeing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, fly-tying, archery, boating, birding, rock climbing and shooting sports.

BOW instructors will provide basic and advanced instruction that's uniquely tailored to each participant's individual ability.

The $175 registration fee includes all food and lodging, as well as most equipment and supplies.

Early registration is recommended. Class information and registration materials are available online at

For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at the DNRE office in Marquette at (906) 228-6561 or e-mail



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