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Outdoors

May to usher in a new wave of visitors

As May arrives, so, too, should a new wave of migrating birds. While most of the waterfowl should have pushed through — Six Mile Lake had several varieties, including the first blue-winged teal I’ve photographed (though I’m sure they’ve visited the lake in the past, being a common ...

Anglers advised of high fire danger in Wisconsin

IRON MOUNTAIN — The fire danger is high in Florence and Marinette counties as Wisconsin’s general fishing season opens today. The forecast is expected to bring windy conditions and warmer weather. Although there’s a chance of showers this morning, today brings the most concern as ...

Michigan’s Wildlife Habitat Grant application period now open

LANSING — Now through June 4, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Habitat Grant Program will accept applications for habitat improvement and enhancement projects. “We look forward to the opportunity to partner with those who want to increase habitat and enhance ...

Friendly water levels, but chilly temperatures for trout opener

IRON MOUNTAIN — With the winter snowpack long melted, trout anglers should find streams flowing within their banks for today’s trout season opener in Michigan. Otherwise, the forecast is less than ideal — wind, rain and maybe even some snow by evening. The expected high is 49. Sunday ...

Wisconsin DNR seeks input on wolf management, fall hunt

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is gathering input on the future of wolf management and this fall’s wolf hunt. The agency is providing an online questionnaire at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/wolfmanagementplan for people to share input on ...

Lake patrol

A common loon pauses between dives at Six Mile Lake in north Dickinson County. The loon was among the most recent avian arrivals this past week, although the return of cooler weather has slowed migration — the birds can handle the cold but the air flow from the north is less than ideal. ...