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Outdoors

Wisconsin legislation loosens rules on killing nuisance beavers, muskrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would make it easier to kill beavers and muskrats that are damaging roads. Wisconsin law allows the Department of Natural Resources to capture, shoot, trap or relocate wild animals that are causing damage or a nuisance. But ...

Catching a few

Kingsford resident Ray Tippett, 50, fishes for bass at Lake Antoine in Iron Mountain on Tuesday. Once a field machinist contracted by oil and gas companies, Tippett is now retired. He comes to Lake Antoine whenever he and his wife want to grill fish, usually catching about three or four to make ...

Season’s offspring finding their way; caterpillars appear

By now, most baby animals that will emerge this season are on the ground or in the nest. It’s an annual tsunami of new life, of youth and renewal of local fauna depleted by the harsh winter season, full of hope and uncertainty for the future. This past week saw spotted fawns following ...

Free fishing today, Sunday in Michigan

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s “Three Free” weekend in Michigan, featuring free fishing, free use of ORV trails and free entry to state parks and state-managed boating access sites. Residents and nonresidents can enjoy fishing without a license today and Sunday. All other regulations ...

Fishing 101

In May, students in Brenda DalSanto’s fifth-grade physical education class at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School participated in a fishing unit. Students attended classes that taught them about open water rules, regulations and fishing techniques. As the final chapter of this unit, the students ...