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Outdoor Briefs

April 24, 2010
The Daily News

Jim Snowdon of Hamilton Lakes took this 18-pound tom with a crossbow on Tuesday. Snowdon is the local contact person for the Michigan Crossbow Federation. He can be reached at (906) 282-0135.

Melvin Hoes of Hamilton Lakes caught this large crappie Monday night at Hamilton Lakes. The fish measured 15 inches.

Eleven-year-old Devin (Tum Tum) Wagner of Hardwood got his tom on the second morning of the turkey season. The tom hade a 8 3/4-inch beard and weighed 19 pounds.

Fly Fishers to meet Thursday

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. - Northwoods Fly Fishers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday 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 walk May 22 at Fumee

QUINNESEC -The Fumee Lake Commission invites the public to 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.

Bird count on May 8

IRON MOUNTAIN -The North American Migration Bird Count (NAMC) will be conducted Saturday, May 8.

The NAMC is a continent wide count of the spring migration with all counts being conducted on the same day. This provides a "snapshot" method of monitoring the spring migration.

Count areas are compiled by counties. During the 2009 count in Dickinson County 42 observers reported 4,124 individual birds representing 113 species. The data was collected by observers at feeders, biking, walking and on driving routes.

Persons interested in participating in this year's count can obtain information by calling Evelyn Olson at 774-3211 or



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