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Wild cranberries abound in Upper Peninsula/Brian Hess

October 12, 2012 Fall is in full swing these days.  I feel fortunate that last week's weather didn’t knock off all the leaves so there is still more time to enjoy the fall colors. more »»

Fall brings ample opportunities to engage with DNR?leadership/Debbie Munson Badini

October 5, 2012 October is here, and with it comes the time of year most outdoorsmen and women anticipate for months: The fall hunting and fishing seasons, when it’s possible to spend a busy but rewarding day... more »»

Salmon, salmon everywhere in fall/Biological Bits

September 28, 2012 ‘Tis the eve of the fall salmon migration and the salmon fishermen are in high anticipation, with visions of full coolers dancing in their heads! Yes, it is the season when salmon leave the clear,... more »»

An early autumn hike at Cliff Mine/Out There

September 21, 2012 I meet up with Splake at his “Brautigan Table” at the Cafe Rosetta in Calumet. We take our coffee to go, start north in Splake’s white Ford Ranger. more »»

Under the lights: Wild night of bikes on tap at Sherman Cross Saturday

September 14, 2012 HOUGHTON — The lights are on as dozens of competitors go full-bore at Sherman Field in Houghton. more »»

The joy of hunting for ducks at dawn/Wildernotes

September 14, 2012 The signs of fall are starting to become more prevalent. Leaves on a few trees have begun to change and in about three weeks it will be peak fall color. more »»

Answers to your questions about youth hunting in Michigan/Inside the DNR

September 7, 2012 Upon the creation of the Mentored Youth Hunting Program in spring 2012, options for young hunters expanded greatly in Michigan — along with the number of questions from parents and other adults... more »»

Seeing the scene through a fish's eye/Biological Bits

August 31, 2012 What and how do fish see? Understanding the answer to this question will make one a better angler. more »»

Turnover time comes regularly for local lakes/Biological Bits

August 24, 2012 The Copper Country has just experienced the hottest July on record, which led to the surface water temperature of Lake Superior exceeding 70 degrees Fahrenhei. more »»

Some thoughts on light (from the sun)/Out There

August 17, 2012 During the spring runoff of 2010, I was invited along on a day-long canoe trip down the Ontonagon River. more »»

Nature’s bounty on land and in the air/Wildernotes

August 10, 2012 Summer is really flying by.  Here we are and it’s already the start of Augus. more »»

Partnerships provide valuable resource management assistance/Inside the DNR

August 3, 2012 The last few years have been pretty rough on the budgets of the DNR’s resource management divisions. more »»

Lamprey control critical to Lake Superior fishing/Biological Bits

July 27, 2012 Lamprey — it’s a word that brings out a variety of emotions in anglers ... fear, hatred and disgust are the most common. more »»

Flying high: Spring waterfowl count indicates record numbers

July 13, 2012 BARAGA — Results from the annual Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, conducted in May by the U.S. more »»

C-K Sportsmen hosting kids’ fishing derby

July 13, 2012 CALUMET — The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club is hosting its 9th Annual Kids Fishing Derby at Swedetown Pond in Calumet July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

When plants attack: Carnivorous plants of the U.P./Brian Hess

July 13, 2012 When you hear about carnivorous plants, most people automatically think of the Venus flytrap. Well, unfortunately we are a little farther north than their typical range. more »»

Take advantage of great outdoors, free Recreation 101 classes/Inside the DNR

July 6, 2012 When the whistle blows at the end of the day, it isn’t difficult to think of dozens of things we could do to get out there and enjoy the Upper Peninsula’s great outdoors. Kayaking. Biking. more »»

Taking a better look at bats

June 29, 2012 HANCOCK TOWNSHIP — There’s a lot of things people get wrong about bats. That’s what 8-year-old Lance Motowski and his sister, Leah, 6, learned Wednesday afternoon at McLain State Park. more »»

A few bits and bites on fishing for burbot/Biological Bits

June 29, 2012 What exactly is a burbot, you ask? They are what Captain Hook hated being called by Peter Pan, “codfish”! A burbot is a fish, scientifically known as Lota lota. more »»

Asian carp:?the big, the bad and the ugly/Biological Bits

June 22, 2012 Recent questions about Asian carp from anglers and non-anglers have prompted this column in an attempt to inform readers about their history, biology, known and potential problems should they... more »»



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