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Outdoors

Youth hunt trophy buck

Kingsford Middle School student Ginger Majurin, 11, guided by her dad, Rick Majurin, got this 10-point buck during Michigan’s Liberty Hunt, using a .223 rifle. It’s her second buck, but her first with a rifle. She downed the buck at 6:26 p.m. Sept. 11 in Dickinson County.

Chairlift rides on hold at Porcupine Mountains

ONTONAGON — Fall color rides at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon County are closed until at least mid-October. Upgrades were necessary to the triple-chair lift to meet current engineering and design specifications, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ...

Wisconsin DNR to monitor CWD samples in northeastern counties

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking deer hunters to help monitor chronic wasting disease in northeast Wisconsin and surrounding counties. This year’s monitoring will complete multi-year, statewide CWD sampling efforts that began in 2018. The northeast ...

Fishing heats up as fall hunts begin

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fall fishing is hitting its stride as anglers on area waters were limiting out on bluegill while also landing bass, northern pike and smaller walleye. “Crawlers and large fathead minnows were working for walleye,” said Fay Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. ...

New pedestrian bridge installed at Lower Tahquamenon Falls

PARADISE — Contractors used a helicopter Wednesday to lift four sections of a new 142-foot-long pedestrian bridge into place at the Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The operation took about four hours to complete. Barricades at Tahquamenon Falls State Park allowed park visitors to safely view ...

Liberty Hunt today and Sunday in UP

IRON MOUNTAIN — Firearm deer hunting begins this weekend in Michigan with the annual two-day Liberty Hunt. The hunt is open to youth ages 16 and under, veterans with disabilities and other qualified persons with disabilities. All participants must wear hunter orange. On Wednesday, fall ...