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Outdoors

Tiny snappers get a bucket ride to the lake

At Six Mile Lake, it pays to step carefully, especially this time of year. The apple trees on our property and the neighbors’ are loaded this year, drawing in deer to feast each day. They have left behind plenty of evidence they’re taking full advantage of the bounty. At least the lawn ...

Michigan archery opener Oct. 1

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan’s archery deer season opens Saturday, Oct. 1, with the state’s new online reporting requirement up in the air. Under a mandate announced in August, successful harvests are to be reported through the Michigan.gov website or an app available in Apple or Google ...

Warm weather greets ‘fall’ hunters

IRON MOUNTAIN — Summer-like weather is holding on even as the 2022 bear season moves into full swing and archery deer hunters hit the field in Wisconsin. In the Upper Peninsula, bait, dogs and other legal bear hunting methods are allowed through a season that runs through Oct. 16. The ...

Michigan DNR’s fall walleye surveys to start later this month

LANSING — Beginning in late September through early October, anglers throughout the state are asked to be on the lookout for Michigan Department of Natural Resources personnel conducting walleye recruitment surveys ­— a tool that helps fisheries managers determine how many walleye either ...

Wisconsin offers public land online mapping tools

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages the public to hunt on public land this hunting season. With millions of acres of public land available across the state, finding the perfect spot is easy using the DNR’s array of online public land mapping tools. ...

New viewers at state park make colors easier to see

For those looking to experience nature’s grandeur, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula – fondly known as “the Porkies” – is the place to go. Featuring 60,000 acres of old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, Lake Superior shoreline, rivers, trails ...