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Outdoors

Banner year for pesky wild parsnip

One has to wonder what prompted European settlers to decide wild parsnip was worth bringing here to cultivate. Sure, as the name implies, it does have an edible root with a flavor described as both sweet and spicy if harvested at the right time. Apparently that’s after the first year; it ...

Michigan DNR to reopen local field offices Tuesday

Perch, bass, walleye hitting on live baits IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan Department of Natural Resources customer service centers and certain field offices will open to the public Tuesday. The list includes field offices in Norway and Crystal Falls and customer service centers in Baraga, ...

DNR biologist finds ‘holy grail’ of rare plants in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist has found the “holy grail” of a rare plant in Wisconsin: A green violet long thought gone from the state but growing by the hundreds in a state natural area in west central Wisconsin. The species ...

Badwater tourney today; Ford River work planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — Weigh-in for the Badwater Bass Tourney is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Vagabond Park on the Twin Falls Flowage in Spread Eagle, Wis. Up to 50 boats were expected for the one-day Menominee River tournament hosted by the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center. Final ...

Long Lake trap shoot on July 17

LONG LAKE, Wis. — Big 4-Plus Sportsman’s Club will have its annual membership picnic and trap shoot Saturday, July 17, at the clubhouse on Settlement Road in Long Lake, Wis. There will be activities for shooters and non-shooters alike. Trap shooting will begin at 8 a.m. Shooters ...

Fly fishing films presented online

BOULDER, Colo. — The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, coming virtually to all of Michigan beginning Thursday, features 10 films, six- to 16-minutes in length, from all corners of the globe showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. Admission is $10 and may be ...