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Outdoors

UP Trappers Association to host annual workshop in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE — Anyone interested in gaining information on the capture of furbearers will benefit by attending the 18th annual Trappers Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Frank Rodman Community Center in Hermansville. Doors open at 8 a.m. and admission is free. One of the three ...

Tip-Up Town set for Feb. 4

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tip-Up Town of the U.P. takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sawyer Lake north of Channing. Registration for the 49th annual fishing contest begins at 7 a.m. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club. Admission to the club is ...

Rehabilitation center returns bobcat to the wild

The latest look back on Notebook stories in 2022 involves a young bobcat that ended up on the bad side of a porcupine. This update does cheat a little on the timeframe, as Allen McGuire found the quill-riddled juvenile cat Dec. 11, 2021, huddled on the shoulder of Leeman Road in northern ...

Snowmobilers welcome snow; free fishing in Wisconsin today, Sunday

IRON MOUNTAIN — Trail groomers were busy after Thursday’s snow storm, although travelwisconsin.com reported only “partially open” snowmobile trails in the southern part of Marinette County. Conditions in Florence County were good, with a base of 8 to 12 inches. Tri-County ...

‘Wardens’ to feature UP officers

PERRY, Mich. — Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers from the Upper Peninsula will be featured in an upcoming episode of “Wardens,” which airs on the Outdoor Channel. Officers Zach Painter of District 1 and Todd Sumbera of District 2 will be seen in “September ...

Survey shows no significant growth in UP wolf population

LANSING — Wildlife biologists from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources released their findings Tuesday of the latest Michigan gray wolf survey. The survey, conducted in early 2022, shows the wolf population in the Upper Peninsula remains stable, as it has for more than a ...