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Tikkanens tantalize white-hot whitefish bite/Woods, water & worse

March 11, 2011 “When’s the last time you saw a seven-pound whitefish?” WW&W wildlife correspondent and ice fishinista Paris Hiltunen asked excitedly, calling it in from Joshua & Rudy Tikkanen’s ice tent out on... more »»

Length of yiffy still up for grabs/Woods, water & worse

March 4, 2011 “If the email response from last week's column was any indication, then we're doing our yobs,” WW&W wildlife correspondent Paris Hiltunen said enthusiastically. more »»

Ski Tigers soar again

February 25, 2011 TRAVERSE CITY — The Copper Country Ski Tigers extended their reign over Michigan prep Nordic skiing, winning their fifth consecutive state championship last weekend. more »»

I’ll be there in a Yiffy/Woods, water & worse

February 25, 2011 “So where is everybody?” emailed an observant reader, noting the conspicuous absence of her favorite WW&W correspondents the past coupla columns. They're on assignment, vacation, or both. more »»

Houghton man is snowmo drag king

February 18, 2011 SIDNAW?— Houghton’s Derrick Peterson won an unprecedented five classes during the Snow Valley Snowmobile Club Snowmobile Drag Races at the Sidnaw Airport Saturday. more »»

Snow job takes on whole new meaning/Woods, water & worse

February 18, 2011 Revolving amber lights strobed across my inner eyelids as snowplows, graders and dump trucks clanked noisily beneath my bedroom window. more »»

Blasts from the past

February 11, 2011 COPPER HARBOR — Sno-Bugs and Hus-Skis, start your engines. The Antique Snowmobile Run-for-Fun event is returning Feb. 18 through 20 in Copper Harbor for the sixth consecutive year. more »»

No business like snow business/Woods, water & worse

February 11, 2011 “There’s no business like snow business, snow business I know,” sang WW&W snow tune correspondent Pasty Cline as we strolled down Laurium streets with snowbanks looming high overhead on both sides. more »»

DNRE swan song

February 4, 2011 HOUGHTON — A proposed amendment to Michigan wildlife conservation regulations will give the state Department of Natural Resources and Environment increased leeway to deal with management of the mute... more »»

Drilling the Black Hole below the bridge/Woods, water & worse

February 4, 2011 By the time you read this, I'll be crossing the Mackinac Bridge, fighting off the gravitational pull of the U.P. more »»

Magical Mystery SuperTour

January 28, 2011 HOUGHTON — The United States Ski and Snowboard Association’s SuperTour is making a stop this weekend at Michigan Tech’s Nordic Training Center, bringing hundreds of skiers of all ages and ability... more »»

Under siege by snowmobilers/Woods, water & worse

January 28, 2011 There I was, watching the State of the Union address when I heard President Obama was gonna be in Manitowoc, Wis., earlier this week, and realized it was the closest he’s probably ever been to the U. more »»

Miller, Prusak crowned at Winternationals

January 21, 2011 SOUTH RANGE — Pelkie’s Wyler Miller and Matt Prusak of Salol, Minn. more »»

Palinen weighs in on DNR-DEQ?divorce/Woods, water & worse

January 21, 2011 This column may be populated by fictional characters and correspondents, but it's inspired by mostly true events. more »»

It’s back to the Bluff

January 14, 2011 SOUTH RANGE — More than four feet of fresh snow will greet competitors in the Winternationals Snowmobile Hillclimb, which begins today at Whealkate Bluff in South Range, sanctioned by the Mid-Americ... more »»

Getting jiggy on and off the ice/Woods, water & worse

January 14, 2011 Last week's column with the Christian Brothers v. Christianity joke struck a responsive chord with ice fishing enthusiasts and readers swinging from both sides of the plate. more »»

Putting it where the sun don't shine/Woods, water & worse

January 7, 2011 “To catch a fish these days, you gotta put your bait where the sun don’t shine,” tipped WW&W senior fishing correspondent Ed Wetelainen, drilling through the top eight inches of Lake Fanny Hooe,... more »»

Safety on first ice or else/Jim Junttila

December 17, 2010 "The night ice ain't no good ice but it's my ice," sang WW&W music correspondents Willie Nelsonen and Jon Bon Joki, re-lyricizing the classic 'Night Life' in my cozy Frabill ice shanty on Chassell... more »»

Rich a big winner

December 17, 2010 more »»

Are registered bucks just a drop in the bucket?/Jim Junttila

December 10, 2010 “They are if you ask me,” responded WW&W whitetail pundit John Deer, texting his final hunting report from his blind at the White House. more »»



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