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Outdoors

Wisconsin sets antlerless quotas

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bonus antlerless harvest authorizations for Wisconsin’s deer seasons will be available Aug. 12 after the Department of Natural Resources this week presented harvest quotas to the Natural Resources Board. Quotas were formed in partnership with County Deer Advisory ...

Dickinson Trail Network volunteers enhance outdoor recreation in region

IRON MOUNTAIN — Trailforks, a division of Outside Inc., helps online users discover trails and routes for mountain biking, hiking and other pursuits across the world. In Dickinson County, the Trailforks app lists 96 biking trails totaling 156 miles. The list includes 50 trails in the Iron ...

Tournament data aids DNR fisheries management

LANSING — Bass fishing tournaments are very popular in Michigan, and for the past nine years the state Department of Natural Resources has been collecting and tracking data from them in its online Fishing Tournament Information System. By law, fishing tournaments targeting bass and walleye ...

The resilient mallard is widespread

While the mallard might seem common to us, in several ways it can be considered special among waterfowl. They are the most widespread duck in the world, naturally occurring in North and Central America, Eurasia and North Africa. They have been introduced in such places as Australia, New ...

Club assists hunter education; Michigan offers free gun locks

IRON MOUNTAIN — To acquire a hunting license in Michigan, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1960, is required to successfully complete an approved hunter education course. Online courses are available but also require an in-person field day. Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club will host a hunter ...

Project Appleseed rifle clinic offered Aug. 24-25

CHANNING — On Aug. 24 and 25, the Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club will host a Project Appleseed rifle clinic, marking Project Appleseed’s sixth time coming to the club. The event is open to youth and adults of all ages and abilities and is held rain or shine. Shooting will be done at ...