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Outdoors

DNR to auction surplus lands

LANSING — After consideration of properties it manages on behalf of Michigan residents, the Department of Natural Resources has selected 97 that are better suited for private ownership and is preparing those for sale via online auctions in August and early September. Land is available ...

Fish swim to deeper waters; Edey angler tangles with monster

IRON MOUNTAIN — As inland lakes continue to warm, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suggests slowly drifting a larger natural bait at deeper depths to tempt a strike. Bass, walleye, perch, crappie and larger bluegill often move into deeper water and suspend at their preferred ...

Volunteers needed for Pocket Park at UP Fair

ESCANABA — Mentors are needed to help staff the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Pocket Park during the Aug. 16-22 Upper Peninsula State Fair. Activities volunteers assist with include helping kids catch and release bluegills in the U.P.-shaped pond, shoot pellet guns or bow and ...

Campground parade

A bike parade at Summer Breeze Campground in Breitung Township is now a two-year tradition. Owners Jerry and Nikki Atkinson again coordinated the event, providing ice pops and candy. Breitung Township Fire Department brought a truck to the Independence Day procession. In the cart are Nikki and ...

DNR confirmation fight brewing in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are demanding Republican lawmakers confirm Gov. Tony Evers' choice to replace the GOP-appointed head of the Department of Natural Resources board in a battle that could shape how the agency approaches a host of pressing issues including this fall's ...

DNR panel plans web conference

MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet virtually in a web conference from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday. Among its agenda items, the council is scheduled to receive updates on the summer youth ...