Outdoors

Audubon meeting on Monday

CASPIAN — Iron County Audubon Society Lee LeBlanc Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Iron County Museum in Caspian. This meeting will be a show-and-tell session, where participants will share recent sightings of birds and other wildlife. There will be a snack or dessert ...

Crivitz trap shoot set for May 25

CRIVITZ, Wis. — Crivitz American Legion Post 413’s annual Memorial Day trap shoot is Saturday, May 25, at the Lake Noquebay Sportsman’s Club. Registration starts at noon and the shoot runs to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Larry Lundberg at 715-854-2672. All proceeds go to ...

Trap shooters compete at Long Lake range

LONG LAKE, Wis. —The Big 4 Plus Sportsman’s Club had its annual spring 50-bird Lewis Class shoot at its clubhouse in Long Lake on April 27. Cold, wintry weather hampered attendance, but 21 shooters accepted the challenge. The shoot paid out five classes and various optional categories ...

Ducks Unlimited ladies chapter plans May 15 event

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — The Northern Snow Wings Area Ladies Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will have its annual fundraising banquet on Wednesday, May 15, at Williams’s Pine Gables in Eagle River. Funds will be used to conserve, restore and manage wetlands for waterfowl and thousands of other ...

Volunteers needed to assist archaeological work in UP

GLADSTONE — Hiawatha National Forest and the U.S. Forest Service Passport In Time Program are seeking 12 volunteers to participate in an archaeological excavation at the historic Camp Au Train. No special skills are required to volunteer, but volunteers under age18 must participate with a ...

Partners collaborate to improve catch-and-release survival rates

MADISON, Wis. — Anglers who choose to release their hooked fish now have additional resources at their disposal to increase the fish’s chances of survival, thanks to a collaborative effort between state agencies and partners. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Natural ...

Students prepare to release baby salmon

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited, headquartered in Marquette, initiated the Salmon in the Classroom program more than a decade ago. Through the program, FWCTU provides funding and support for the set-up of eight aquariums in schools throughout the U.P. Each year the ...

‘Flyover’ season is here

Birds in spring and fall often get the lion’s share of attention in the Notebook because their mass movement makes such a dramatic difference in what might be seen in the region. For many of these birds, these seasons offer the only window of opportunity to catch a glimpse of them ...

Antoine work bees planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — Community work bees will take place at Lake Antoine Park on Saturday, May 11, and Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of jobs to do, so bring the family, your gloves, and a rake if you have one, organizers said. Refreshments will be ...

Pine reservoir refill begins

FLORENCE, Wis. —We Energies is refilling the reservoir upstream from the Pine Hydroelectric Power Plant near Florence. The reservoir will slowly refill back to normal operating elevation throughout the summer. A drawdown occurred in late 2018 to conduct maintenance at Pine Dam. Refill was ...

Pleasant weather for Wisconsin opener

IRON MOUNTAIN — Most waters are still high as the Wisconsin game fish season opens today and Michigan anglers enjoy their second weekend of trout fishing. “A lot of people are going to target the smaller streams,” said Doug Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis. “It’s ...

Lake monitoring program May 8

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition is offering free training for MiCorps’ Cooperative Lake Monitoring Program. The training will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday May 8, at Bay College’s West Campus in Iron Mountain. This program is designed to empower ...

Trout Unlimited to host lunch, fundraising event Saturday

CRYSTAL FALLS — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a fundraiser, displays and conversation about local rivers from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Alpha Michigan Brewing Company. The brewery is located on the circle in Alpha. Lunch, featuring roast chicken and ...

Anglers urged to guard against mudsnails

Thousands of anglers across Michigan have been dipping their waders into cold-water Michigan lakes, rivers and streams since Saturday, looking to tempt a prize brookie, a colorful rainbow or sleek German brown trout. As they move from one spot to the next, anglers can unknowingly help ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp. Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a ...

Spring peepers call; migrating birds are on the clock to nest

When the weather finally grants the region a few real warm days, the birds that have returned to the Upper Peninsula recognize their cue. As the dawn arrives just a little bit earlier each day, the morning becomes a chorus of interweaving avian songs. But when the day draws to a close, one ...

Streams running cold, fast for Michigan trout opener

IRON MOUNTAIN — Conditions are less than ideal for today’s Michigan trout opener, but cabin fever and tradition should produce a good turnout. “I’m surprised how many people say they’re going to go,” said John Grier at Whispering Pines Outpost in Breitung Township. Before ...

April calendar veers toward spring

While a late season snow still is not out of the realm of possibility, it feels as if spring finally has turned the corner. The warmth due this weekend — the region could flirt with 70 today — might very well vanquish the ice that remains on most area lakes. The Chapin Pit in Iron ...

Walleye arriving as rivers run high

IRON MOUNTAIN — Walleye are running up the major Lake Michigan tributaries including the Oconto, Menominee and Peshtigo rivers. “Boat anglers (on the Menominee) had mixed results with some good catches reported earlier in the week while others struggled to catch fish,” said Scott ...