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A Christmas party that would live on forever

October 15, 2016 There was so little time to mourn, so much to say It was estimated by the Calumet Evening News that 20,000 spectators lined the village streets of Red Jacket that Sunday. more »»

Courses create outdoorswomen

June 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources offers “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” courses all over the country, and it’s no different here in the Upper Peninsul. more »»

Class list offers comprehensive outdoors training

June 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” (BOW) program offers a wide variety of classes at its annual summer session at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay,... more »»

Workshop inspiring sportswomen

July 31, 2015 SILVER CITY — The growing number of women and youth getting involved in hunting is changing the face of a sport historically dominated by men. more »»

Eurasian watermilfoil equals big bucks

July 31, 2015 What is Eurasian watermilfoil and how does it equal dollars to everyone? Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) is an invasive non-native aquatic plant that is classified as a noxious weed. more »»

Tourney small but fish big in Eagle Harbor

July 24, 2015 EAGLE HARBOR — With a weather forecast calling for thunderstorms, high winds and possible hail last Saturday, things didn’t turn out too shabby for the 10 boats and 30 fishermen and women competing... more »»

Final statewide deer season count down 15 percent for 2014

July 24, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently issued a Michigan Deer Harvest Survey Report on the 2014 hunting seasons indicating that roughly 615,000 hunters statewide harvested a total of... more »»

Cormorants: pariah or plummy?

July 24, 2015 There seems to be no middle ground on people's opinion of cormorants. You either like them or despise them. more »»

Beer, banjo music and trees

July 17, 2015 My favorite bar has moss growing on it. It is a tree stump, about waist high and about a mile back in the woods. more »»

Songs of thrushes can be heard throughout U.P.

July 10, 2015 If you haven’t been able to tell by my past articles, I’m into birding. I’ve been interested in birds as far back as I can remember. I am in no way an expert but I continue to learn. more »»

Anglers go into overtime at Longest Day

June 26, 2015 COPPER HARBOR -- "The Solstice can turn into a 48-hour shift in Copper Harbor if you're not careful,” said my fishin’ buddy, Ed Wetelainen, whom I  enjoy wettin’ a line with on the Longest Day. more »»

Leapers, peepers and pollywogs

June 26, 2015 Are we talking about Kermit or The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County or if you kiss a frog, will a prince appear? Perhaps, but why? The sound of singing frogs are a sure sign of spring,... more »»

Anglers flock to L’Anse festival

June 19, 2015 L'ANSE — Fishermen worldwide and most Yooper anglers know that fishing tournaments run on beer, and the 10th Annual Keweenaw Bay Classic, the fishiest part of the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival a... more »»

Off-weather no damper to Rice Lake fish derby

June 19, 2015 The chilly, rainy day and dead calm water didn't dampen the spirits of the 337 anglers fishing the 42nd Annual Rice Lake Derby last Sunday, shrouded in fog thick enough to hide a logging truck. more »»

Short hikes for long drives

June 19, 2015 Long drives are a drag, but sometimes a fact of life when living in a remote place like the Keweenaw Peninsula. more »»

Many catches, releases at K of C tourney

June 12, 2015 LAKE LINDEN — Sixty-two-degree water with a perfect walleye chop greeted the 26 boats and 62 anglers fishing the 14th Annual Knights of Columbus Walleye and Pike Tournament on Portage and Torch Lake... more »»

Hosting hummingbirds at home

June 12, 2015 This month I have to admit I was struggling for a topic to write about. I really wanted to delve into the topic of wildfires since we seem to be getting a bit of smoke from current fires in Canada. more »»

Lake Trout Classic full of fishy fun in Ontonagon

June 5, 2015 ONTONAGON — There's always something fishy going on in Ontonagon, but they kicked it up a notch or two during the 10th Annual Aspirus Ontonagon Lake Trout Classic, May 29-31. more »»

Vessels return to the Great Lakes to do fisheries research

June 5, 2015 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that all four of its fisheries research vessels are back on the water, beginning their annual surveys of Great Lakes fish populations. more »»



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