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Outdoors

‘Free Fun’ today and Sunday in Wisconsin

IRON MOUNTAIN — This is Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin, with state park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes all waived. Residents and non-residents will not be required to have a fishing license or trout/salmon stamps. However, fishing regulations still apply, including bag ...

Youth fishing event June 11 in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Kids Fishing Day will take place Saturday, June 11, at the Pocket Park on the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time and the event will run until 3 p.m. All activities are free of charge and open to youth ages 16 and younger. This ...

National walleye circuit to visit Marinette, Wis.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Masters Walleye Circuit will come to Marinette, Wis., for a two-day tournament starting Friday. Daily live weigh-ins will take place at the Menekaunee Harbor beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4. The MWC welcomes everyone to watch the live weigh-ins ...

Campers warned against transporting firewood

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources urges the public to protect forests and trees by not transporting firewood long distances. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and campfires are a summer staple. Even after a tree has died, firewood can carry pests or ...

Wisconsin couple kills bear that attacked them in Medford home

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple say they killed a bear that attacked them inside their home after they spotted it eating from their bird feeder. The Taylor County Sheriff’s office said the attack happened about 11 p.m. Friday at a home near Medford in northcentral Wisconsin. The ...

Salmon in the Classroom release

Students from Iron Mountain Central Middle School recently released 115 classroom-raised Chinook salmon into the Carp River in Marquette County. After the release, everyone toured the Marquette State Fish Hatchery. The students finished up the day with lunch at the Ellwood A. Mattson Lower ...