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These birds can fly — up to 55 mph

Here are some facts about Meleagris gallopavo, the scientific name of wild turkeys: — Turkeys stay in Michigan year-round. Their habitat is open grasslands, agricultural fields and forests. — Turkeys nest on the ground, building nests of leaf litter at the base of a tree, under shrubs ...

ATV highway policy updated

PESHTIGO, Wis. — Effective 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, Marinette County trunk highway ATV/UTV segments will be closed until May 1. A recent change to the Marinette County Code of Ordinance Chapter 7, Traffic Code Section 7.09 the use of All Terrain Vehicles/Utility Terrain Vehicles on County ...

’Tis the season for winter finches in the UP

The “winter finches” have begun showing up. “Winter finches” is the common term among birdwatchers for a number of species known to occur primarily in the winter months, and usually only certain years when conditions are right. These birds are not so much north-south migrants in ...

Nasty winds predicted for Wisconsin deer opener

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season opens today with the forecast calling for wind gusts as high as 30 mph and a high temperature in the low 20s, pushing wind chill values to near zero. There’s a chance of snow today while Sunday should be cold, clear and still windy, ...

Cole, head of Wisconsin DNR, retiring

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is retiring after four years on the job, Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday. Preston Cole has served as secretary of the department since Evers took office in 2019. Cole will retire Wednesday, giving Evers an ...

New Wisconsin wolf plan would eliminate state population goal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials on Thursday released their first new wolf management plan in almost a quarter-century but the document doesn't establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas. The Department ...