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February 17, 2012 HOUGHTON — The top high school Nordic skiers from around the state will compete in the Michigan State High School Nordic Ski Championships today and Saturday at the Michigan Tech Trails. more »»

Can’t we all just get along and go ice fishing?/Woods, water & worse

February 17, 2012 EDITOR’S?NOTE:?This column originally ran Jan. 8, 2009. You don’t have to be a media junkie to be aware of a place called the Gaza Strip these days. more »»

Moyle records top five in I-500

February 10, 2012 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Houghton’s Gary Moyle was part of a impressive effort at last Saturday’s International-500 snowmobile race, combining with two other drivers for a fourth-place finis. more »»

Kaurala leads new wave at Caspian hillclimb

February 10, 2012 CASPIAN — A changing of the course helped lead to a changing of the guard in MASTERS professional snowmobile hillclimb competition last weekend. more »»

Kings and lings and all those things/Woods, water & worse

February 10, 2012 Several years back, we were having one of our wimpiest winters ever, inspiring me to coin the word “Wimpter” which you gotta admit pretty much nails it, and this one is starting to feel a lot like... more »»

Crappie fishing in Cadillac/Woods, water & worse

February 3, 2012 “It feels good to be back northa the bridge,” said travel-weary WW&W wildlife correspondent and ice fishinista Paris Hiltunen, “I can only take so much ice fishing and my quota was filled. more »»

Steeling away for the winter/Woods, water & worse

January 20, 2012 “Ya hey you betcha by golly ya hey!” whooped WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen, who was wettin' a line at the moutha the Falls River on the downtown L'Anse Vegas waterfront. more »»

Fox not only fox in media forest/Woods, water & worse

January 13, 2012 “How do you keep coming up with such worldly, sophisticated, professional correspondents in such an out-of-the-mainstream, traditional, conservative community as ours?” writes a curious reader who... more »»

Going for the gold on Lake Go/Woods, water & worse

January 6, 2012 A rosy-cheeked dawn crept over Lake Gogebic as I stomped through the surface ice that had refrozen an inch thick on our drill holes overnight, scooped the slush outa the hole with my skimmer, tipped... more »»

New DNR?director Stokes part of busy 2011 outdoors

December 30, 2011 HOUGHTON — A new director and a new program for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources were some of the major outdoors stories in the Upper Peninsula for 2011. more »»

Foraging for a fish story/Woods, water & worse

December 30, 2011 I like to end the old year and start each new year by renewing my long-standing tradition and resolution to not  take myself, my writing, or religion too seriously. more »»

Winter arrives in St. Nick of time/Woods, Water and Worse

December 23, 2011 “Winter arrived right on schedule yesterday and not a moment too soon,” said WW&W Fall correspondent Autumn Equinox, after handing the reins, and reign, of the changing seasons to incoming WW&W... more »»

No perch is worth a polar plunge/Woods, water & worse

December 16, 2011 “Not even a state record yumbo perch or a wall-hanger walleye,” said WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen, wettin' a line on Plumbago Pond before the thaw hit and the ice turned to slush. more »»

Sweetest meat found close to bone/Woods, water & worse

December 9, 2011 You don't have to be a hunter to have heard the old chestnut, “the sweetest meat is always closest to the bone.” “It's why we are such hardcore carnivore. more »»

Firearm deer season ends with a bang/Woods, water & worse

December 2, 2011 “I got my buck and another Yooper firearm deer season is in the books,” said ubiquitous WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen over Barney Leskinen's venison makara hors d'oeuvres at the Cliff... more »»

Roving reporters all over rip-roaring rut/Woods, water & worse

November 25, 2011 “My Facebook page and email lit up like a Christmas tree after I got to run last week’s column,” WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen tweeted happily, “but I didn’t do it alone, and I wanna... more »»

Local rut rated red-hot, robust, romantic/Woods, water & worse

November 18, 2011 “Jim was so pumped to get out to Lake Medora and Camp Frimodig, he left me in charge of this week's column,” said WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen, “so I decided to interview him and our... more »»

Positive prognosis: Deer forecast expected to be on the uptick for Tuesday opener

November 11, 2011 BARAGA — Last year, an estimated 656,500 hunters took to the woods to bag a deer and this year, the hunt is expected to be better. more »»

Buck fever strikes again/Woods, water & worse

November 11, 2011 “With today’s date, 11-11-11, I feel lucky enough to get a date with Paris Hiltunen,” said WW&W deer hunting correspondent Buck Fever, planning to invite the wildly popular wildlife correspondent to... more »»



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