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Outdoors

Invasive species group offers plant ‘trade ups’

KINGSFORD —Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition is hosting a native plant trade up through Friday at 420 N Hooper St., Kingsford. Bring in your invasive shrub and leave with a money voucher to buy a native plant replacement. Vouchers can only be used at participating greenhouses ...

Wisconsin trail reopens

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — The popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail in western Wisconsin officially reopened over the weekend following several years of flood-related repairs. Summer flood damage in 2018 closed the 32-mile-long trail which had about 60,000 visitors a year. The state Department of ...

More than 20M fish stocked in Michigan annually

MARQUETTE — Michigan Department of Natural Resources fish-stocking trucks are releasing their prized recreational cargo at hundreds of lakes and streams throughout the state. The DNR does not stock on top of wild populations when it can be avoided. However, there are instances where the ...

Lake Superior anglers asked to report marked splake catches

MARQUETTE — Anglers can help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources evaluate the Lake Superior splake fishery by reporting marked splake. Splake, which are a hybrid cross between lake trout and brook trout, have been stocked in Lake Superior most years since 1971, with annual stocking ...

Pike, walleye opener Sunday

Registration open for DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman ... IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern pike and walleye season opens Sunday on Upper Peninsula Great Lakes and inland waters as Mother Nature dials back on a May heat wave. A high near 70 is predicted for Sunday and even cooler weather is ...

Wisconsin’s inland fishing season opens in wake of late ice thaw

IRON MOUNTAIN — Despite a slower spring thaw, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources predicts a successful start to the 2022 fishing season today. “With the late ice thaw on northern lakes, the fish will be hungry and eager to bite,” said Justine Hasz, DNR bureau director of ...