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Outdoors

Trappers convention at UP State Fairgrounds on Friday, Saturday

ESCANABA — The 59th annual Trappers Convention/Outdoor Expo will be held at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday. The expo and convention will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Trapping demonstrations by some of ...

Michigan’s top court looking at liability in snowmobile crashes

SAULT STE. MARIE (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is looking at a pair of cases that involve possible liability against the state in crashes involving snowmobiles. The issue is whether a snowmobile and a utility vehicle should be considered motor vehicles under a Michigan law. If so, ...

Wood turtle probably rarest of usual UP species

Have you seen this turtle? Because it’s awesome. This one was crossing the lawn this past week, headed back to the trees and probably a nearby creek. Despite the name, wood turtles still favor being around water, though much more inclined to regularly go walkabout on land than the painted ...

Bass are biting; temperatures expected to soar this weekend

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fishing for bass may be the best option for anglers during what promises to be a hot holiday weekend. “They’ve been catching them just on worms,” said Doug Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis., mentioning catches up to 19 inches. “Bass fishing is good all ...

Wandering bear traced to Wisconsin dies in Louisiana

A bear that gained a social media following while wandering hundreds of miles in the Midwest and eventually reached Louisiana has died after being hit by a vehicle, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Wednesday. The male bear dubbed Bruno was euthanized Tuesday because ...

Tour de Dickinson to return Aug. 21; The Ogee Challenge to debut Oct. 16

IRON MOUNTAIN — Now that pandemic restrictions have eased, Dickinson Trail Network is announcing the return of the Tour de Dickinson on Saturday, Aug. 21, starting and finishing at Lake Antoine. Participants can choose from scenic routes ranging from 5 to 22 miles. Although it’s a ...