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Outdoors

‘Best practices’ recommended for firearm deer season

LANSING — To ensure a safe deer hunting season, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are sharing best practices and tips to avoid the most common violations and mistakes they see every year. “Most of the violations conservation officers encounter during firearm ...

‘Ask the DNR’ to air Thursday on WNMU-TV

MARQUETTE —Less than two weeks before the firearm deer-hunting season, Michigan Department of Natural Resources staffers will gather to answer viewer questions live Thursday night on “Ask the DNR” on WNMU-TV13. DNR panelists will include wildlife biologist Dave Jentoft from Sault Ste. ...

Northwoods creatures of the fall

A few thoughts on late fall ... While the insects of course have dropped off with the colder temperatures — we’ve had measurable snow now, along with several solid frosts and below-freezing nights that took out blooming plants for pollinators — some species continue to be out, taking ...

Musky, grouse hunters enjoy the fall warm-up

IRON MOUNTAIN — Warmer weather has improved fishing while grouse hunters are taking advantage of declining cover as November draws near. “Anglers were reporting a mixed bag of bass, pike and walleye,” said Fay Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. “Musky fishermen are having ...

Kingsford pathways a hit with community

KINGSFORD — The famous Ford Flivver was manufactured in Kingsford in the early 20th century. After Henry Ford established the automobile plant, the Flivver, which was the nickname for his Model T automobile, began serving as the unofficial school mascot. Today, Kingsford schools carry on the ...