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Outdoors

Deer ‘teens’ on their own; turtles make their move

Before does began dropping fawns this spring, they likely bid goodbye to the ones that have followed them through the past year. For adolescent bucks, it’s almost guaranteed the doe will see him off, perhaps none too gently. If allowed to linger until he’s older, the buck would have no ...

Fish are biting for Wisconsin’s Free Fun Weekend

IRON MOUNTAIN — Fishing action is picking up, fortunately coinciding with Wisconsin’s Free Fun Weekend today and Sunday. Park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail passes are waived for all visitors. Fishing regulations still apply, including bag and length limits. “People are ...

West Shore Fishing Museum invites summer visitors

MENOMINEE — West Shore Fishing Museum welcomes the public to visit the indoor/outdoor homestead museum that focuses on the commercial fishing history of the West Shore of Green Bay. Admission is free. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. The museum is ...

Public invited to outdoor recreation invasive species awareness events

FLORENCE, Wis. —The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition will host three events during PlayCleanGo Awareness Week and invites the public to join. PlayCleanGo Awareness Week takes place today through Saturday, June 12, across North America. The goal is to show outdoor recreationists how ...

Trappers to welcome O’Hearn to July 9-10 expo in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Red O’Hearn will be joining other trapping experts at the 59th annual Trappers Convention /Outdoor Expo on July 9-10 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. O’Hearn is from Iowa where he started trapping as a youngster. He has trapped in at least nine states and ...

Michigan bass opener today; safety urged near power dams

IRON MOUNTAIN — Today is the large and smallmouth bass opener in Michigan. When temperatures start to rise, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suggests trying spinner baits in areas of bass cover, such as logs, boulders or weed patches. Temperature swings this past week have ...