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Outdoors

Wisconsin Assembly approves hikes in out-of-state outdoor license fees

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would raise a variety of hunting, fishing and trapping license fees for out-of-state residents to help shrink a deficit in the state’s fish and wildlife account. The Assembly passed the legislation 97-0, sending it ...

Mild winter brings complications for wildlife

How weird is this weak, snow-challenged winter? Raised in the Upper Peninsula, Brian Roell can’t remember a winter this mild. But the lack of snow is perhaps more significant than the warm temperatures, said Roell, a wildlife biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ ...

Free fishing this weekend in Michigan; Houghton County sled dog races nixed

IRON MOUNTAIN — Anyone taking advantage of Michigan’s free fishing weekend should be sure to test ice thickness and take other precautions, the Department of Natural Resources said. Residents and visitors can fish without a license today and Sunday but all other fishing regulations ...

Florence derby, free Michigan fishing on deck

IRON MOUNTAIN — One O One Bar & Grill on Keyes Lake Drive in Florence, Wis., will host the All Florence County Waters Fishing Derby on Saturday, Feb. 17. Entry fee is $5 with fliers available at the business 3 miles west of Florence on Highway 101. Fish must be registered by 4:30 ...

Hartwig, Harwath take honors at Tip-Up Town

CHANNING — Andrew Hartwig earned first place in two categories in the adult division while Jason Harwath won two categories in the youth division at the 50th annual Tip-Up Town of the U.P. hosted by Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club. “Anglers from around the area were treated to ...