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When snow falls, winter recreation heats up at U.P. state parks/Inside the DNR

December 7, 2012 For many of us, Michigan’s state park system may be synonymous with the warm days of summer, but the truth is that in the Upper Peninsula, winter is when the state parks really start to heat up. more »»

Field of dreams? If you build it, fish will come/Biological Bits

November 30, 2012 Fish structures in Michigan’s Inland Lakes or Rivers; “If you build them, will they come?” The simple answer is yes, but is it always appropriate? Fishermen, lake associations and lakefront... more »»

The best ways to manage your waterfront property/Biological Bits

November 23, 2012 Believe It or Not? “Lake and riverfront property owners can affect water quality and fish populations more than fisheries biologists?” BELIEVE IT! Yes, waterfront residents can have huge impacts... more »»

Getting yourself a grouse in the U.P. this fall/Brian Hess

November 9, 2012 With deer season just around the corner and ice just starting to skim over the lakes, I think I’m going to be putting the duck decoys away for the yea. more »»

Identify hunting goals and strategy before choosing deer license/Inside the DNR

November 2, 2012 The leaves have fallen, snow has hit the ground in many places, the “hunter’s moon” has come and gone, and in less than two weeks, the Upper Peninsula’s much anticipated unofficial holiday will be... more »»

Rally regaining its stature

October 26, 2012 HOUGHTON — U.P. rally racing fans can rejoice. more »»

Lake Superior has certainly smelt better/Tom Rozich

October 26, 2012 One frequently asked question during my career as a fisheries biologist with Michigan Department of Natural Resources was, What has happened to all the smelt? Where did they go? Smelt, where have... more »»

Some trees, their names and their habitats/Dan Schneider

October 19, 2012 Birch, cedar, white pine, hemlock. Prior to last Thursday, this meager list was the extent of the tree species I could confidently identify in the forest. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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