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Winter not looking good for U.P. deer

January 24, 2014 The great American writer/humorist Mark Twain is credited with saying: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. more »»

Pretty little invaders

January 17, 2014 MARQUETTE — It’s natural hikers want to enjoy their treks on the trail, watching wildlife and soaking in the scenery. more »»

Local beagle named to hall of fame

January 17, 2014 The sound of baying beagles on the trail of a snowshoe hare is special to those who enjoy hitting the woods in the dead of winter with a shotgun in hand. more »»

On Ice

January 10, 2014 MARQUETTE — Although temperatures have been below zero lately, the mantra for ice on local lakes is the same for anywhere: No ice is safe ice. more »»

There’s still plenty of hunting to do

January 10, 2014 The recently concluded wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula has certainly grabbed all the attention in the hunting world, no doubt because of the fervor over the season raised by anti-hunting... more »»

Gone fishin’

January 10, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Munising: Ice fishing is on for whitefish and splake in the bay. Little Bay De Noc: Has plenty of ice. more »»

Man’s best friend welcome on trails

January 3, 2014 MARQUETTE — It’s one thing to expect proper dog etiquette in a populated, downtown area or even a well-traveled suburban street. more »»

Right to hunt must be protected

January 3, 2014 Michigan’s first managed wolf hunt appears to have gone smoothly with little fanfare — except, of course, a whole lot of barking from opponents of the hunt. The hunting season — which opened Nov. more »»

Enhanced ‘Noque’

December 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — Anyone with a snowblower and a very long driveway knows the expense and difficulty involved in grooming i. more »»

State campground hosts needed

December 27, 2013 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers to serve as hosts at Michigan state parks and state forest campgrounds for the 2014 camping season. more »»

Isle Royale wolves should be left alone

December 27, 2013 One of the remotest and least visited of our national parks is at the center of in interesting debate — should man step in and bolster a sagging animal population or should nature take its course?... more »»

Continuing battle

December 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — It’s one of those creations of nature that if kept in its original habitat might be unique and valuable in the ecosystem. more »»

Gone fishin’

December 20, 2013 Upper Peninsula Ice anglers are fishing the inland lakes for bluegill, crappie, perch, walleye and pike. Munising: The bay has ice and some are taking their shanties out. more »»

Brief look at ups, downs of 2013

December 20, 2013 As the end of the year draws near it’s always a good time to reflect on what has occurred over the past 12 months. more »»

Job done

December 13, 2013 HARVEY — Twelve and a half more tons of fish, give or take a few pounds, are swimming in the state’s waters following the latest fish-stocking season. more »»

Hunting set to give way to ice fishing

December 13, 2013 Hopes were running high going into the muzzleloading season that I might still get lucky enough to drop a buck. more »»


December 6, 2013 MARQUETTE — Aaron Peterson had no idea what he was getting himself into, but that’s in a good wa. more »»

U.P. deer hunting not over just yet

December 6, 2013 The second half of the firearm deer season played out a lot like the first half — unpredictable, varied and challenging. more »»

Former NMU student tries for ‘big year’

November 29, 2013 MARQUETTE — What do Michigan and Hawaiian birds have in common? Other than feathers, an avid birder who is concerned about avian conservation in both places. more »»

Poaching problem highlighed with black bear shooting

November 29, 2013 LANSING — A bear-poaching incident in Manistee County has shed light on a continuing poaching problem throughout Michigan. “A poacher is nothing more than a criminal. more »»



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