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Outdoors

Pepin: Recognizing the kind of day that calls for silent waiting

“Oh baby, I am drained of color, I can’t go anywhere. Your love left me in another gray area.” – Graham Parker There’s a sadness in the wind today as it blows across this river valley. The snow stirs up in swirls and spins around before dropping back to the ground. If I look ...

U.P. Trappers to offer youth workshop next weekend

HERMANSVILLE—The Hermansville Community Club will be the site of the 18th Annual Trappers Workshop for beginning (and experienced) trappers. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. through approximately 4 p.m. CST. There will be a number of local veteran trappers on hand ...

Skiing, winter events offered at Porkies

PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS — The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a range of skiing and other activities during the winter months. Skiing for the season at the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex opened skiing for the season on Dec. 30. Open four days a week, the hill offers ...

The Keweenaw Peninsula: Ice fishing dream come true

The Keweenaw Peninsula is, simply put, an ice fishing enthusiast’s dream come true. In fact, its fishing opportunities make the region a prime angler destination year-round. Many anglers actually prefer fishing through the ice to open-water fishing, reports the Michigan DNR ...

2022 survey shows Mich. wolf population holding steady

(AP) Michigan’s gray wolf population remains stable and might have reached its natural ceiling after mounting a decadeslong comeback in the Upper Peninsula, state biologists said after the latest survey. An analysis of data collected in 2022 produced an estimate of 631 wolves, give or take ...

Cancel jumping worms: wrangling those wrigglers

Earthworms. We are all familiar with these wiggly organisms and their association with healthy gardens. But did you know that earthworms are not native to the UP? In fact, there are no native earthworms in any places that were covered in glaciers during the last ice age. As the glaciers made ...