Outdoors

City Park bucks

Lon Hale photos Antlers are about ready to drop at Iron Mountain City Park. “If anyone is interested in visiting the deer while displaying their racks, better hurry,” said Lon Hale of Norway.

Outdoors enthusiasts invited to seminar, banquet Feb. 23

IRON MOUNTAIN — Family Baptist Church of Kingsford will host its 22nd annual Sportsman’s Seminar and Supper beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Iron Mountain Central Gym and Cafeteria, 300 W. Hughitt St. After seminars and displays from 3 to 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:15 ...

Free fishing in Michigan

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Winter Free Fishing Weekend will take place in Michigan on Saturday and Sunday. A license is not required to fish Michigan waters on those two days, but all other fishing regulations still apply, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Throughout this ...

Tip-Up Town winners listed

CHANNING — The Sagola Township Sportsmen’s Club announced winners in the annual Tip-Up Town of the U.P. fishing contest in categories for northern pike, bluegill, crappie and perch. Youth division winners were: — Northern Pike: 1. Brody Geiger, 23.5 inches; 2. Gracie Swank, 22.5 ...

Alcohol ban delayed

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials are delaying a ban on alcoholic beverages along sections of three rivers in the Huron -Manistee National Forest in northern Michigan. Supervisor Leslie Auriemmo said the prohibition will be put off for at least a year. Officials announced the ban ...

Trappers to host ‘how to’ session

HERMANSVILLE — District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Sportsman’s Club in Hermansville. District 3 is dipping into the hundreds of years of experience in the association and asking members to do “how to” ...

Icy weather challenges region’s wildlife

Better hope Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of an early spring proves true. The effects of the recent severe weather on wildlife in the region won’t be readily apparent for now but could appear in late March or April if, as happened last year, spring takes its time in arriving, said ...

Anglers hope for better conditions ahead

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fishing pressure has been light during the recent rollercoaster weather, but catches could improve as winter gets back to a steadier pace. “This weekend is looking a little better,” said Fay Whisler at Whisler Outdoors in Florence, Wis., mentioning “a few walleye, ...

DNR director to attend meeting Saturday in Escanaba

LANSING — Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger is headed to the Upper Peninsula this weekend to attend sporting group gatherings Saturday in Escanaba and Marquette. Eichinger said the visit will help him gain additional perspective from a couple of the outdoor ...

Even with warming trend, wildlife aren’t home free

This past week’s weather definitely tested much of the wildlife in the region that isn’t tucked away in burrow or other shelter sleeping through these arctic conditions. But most of the species that regularly spend the winter in the Upper Peninsula are fully capable of enduring even ...

Wisconsin DNR program helps landowners improve deer habitat

MADISON, Wis. —Landowners, hunters and land managers looking to improve habitat for deer and other wildlife are encouraged to enroll in Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program. DMAP provides informational resources and professional assistance regarding wildlife habitat management ...

Fishing contests today at Sawyer Lake, Long Lake

IRON MOUNTAIN — After several days of wickedly cold weather, temperatures in the 20s might make it feel like a summer picnic at today’s Tip-Up Town of the U.P. at Sawyer Lake. “A big time in Channing,” said Mid-Town Bait & Tackle’s Bob Kennard, who will open extra-early for ...

Musky club to host annual ‘Expo’ in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Boundary Waters Musky Club will host its 11th annual Expo from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Antoine Banquet Room at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain. The event will feature prize raffles, tackle sales and swaps, and presentations by guest speakers. The ...

Sportsman’s supper Feb. 23 in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Family Baptist Church of Kingsford will host its 22nd annual Sportsman’s Seminar and Supper beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Iron Mountain Central Gym and Cafeteria, 300 W. Hughitt St. After seminars and displays from 3 to 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:15 ...

Michigan DNR updates CWD website

LANSING — With chronic wasting disease — a fatal neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose— confirmed in nine Michigan counties, including Dickinson, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is working to build awareness among non-hunters, too. The department recently ...

Register on Friday in Felch for Dickinson Predator Quest

FELCH — Members of local wildlife groups are gathering again in support of the 2019 Dickinson County Predator Quest slated for Feb. 1-10. The event is hosted by Solberg’s Bar and Supper Club in Felch and includes both hunting and trapping divisions. It offers more than $2,500 in ...

Trappers workshop Saturday in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE — Kids of all ages are invited to attend the U.P. Trappers Association’s 14th annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop on Saturday at the Hermansville Community Center. The workshop will begin at 8 a.m., featuring trapping and fur handling demonstrations, supplies for young ...

Conover to host Blizzard Blast on Feb. 16

CONOVER, Wis. — The sixth annual Northwoods Blizzard Blast is planned for Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Conover Community Park near U.S. 45 in Vilas County. Featuring activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages, the event is geared to participants and spectators alike. Children will enjoy ...

Candlelight ski and snowshoe Saturday in Niagara

NIAGARA, Wis. — The Niagara Area Business Association is hosting a candlelit cross country ski and snowshoe event at the Niagara Riverside Trails in Niagara on Saturday. The event starts at 5:45 p.m. for skiers and 6:15 p.m. for snowshoers and features over 500 luminaries along a 1.5-mile ...

Pine River reservoir to be refilled

FLORENCE, Wis. — We Energies will begin refilling the reservoir upstream from the Pine Hydroelectric Power Plant near Florence this week. The reservoir will be slowly refilled back to the normal operating elevation. The refill rate and timing is dependent upon precipitation runoff but is ...