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Outdoors

Northern lakes start turning to ice … in more ways than one

A sign of the season and the region: Six Mile Lake a week ago had only an edging of ice along the shorelines but by midweek was almost covered over — and had a fisherman willing to risk venturing out, though not far from shore. Ice doesn’t begin to form in earnest on a lake until it has ...

Deer season in final days; snowmobile club gears up

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tri-County Snowmobile Club is raising funds to offset the purchase of a new brush cutter to help maintain its trail system. Go to http://www.tricountysnowclub.org/ for more information. The club’s next scheduled meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Waucedah Township ...

Monster muskie caught

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man rushing to sneak in a final fishing expedition before the freeze on one of the state's largest lakes appears to have broken a 64-year-old state record. Nolan Sprengeler, of Plymouth, landed a muskie on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night that tipped the scales at ...

Wisconsin’s opening deer gun weekend down from year ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin deer hunters bagged fewer deer on the opening weekend of the gun season than they did a year ago, even though harvests were up significantly in most northern counties, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The state Department of Natural Resources said hunters shot ...

Trophy Bucks photos needed

The Daily News will again publish its Trophy Bucks special section highlighting deer taken during the 2021 hunting season. Successful hunters in Michigan and Wisconsin are encouraged to send photos and information to news@ironmountaindailynews.com. Please include name of the hunter shown, ...

Wisconsin hunters once again face ammo shortage

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin kicked off its 170th deer gun season on Saturday and for the second straight year some hunters were feeling ill-equipped. A nationwide ammunition shortage due to the supply chain issues affecting other products has left hunters searching far and wide for ammo in ...