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River rafters

June 6, 2014 NEGAUNEE — A couple’s enjoyment of the wild and scenic beauty of the Upper Peninsula helped inspire them to take a rugged rafting trip on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizon. more »»

Biting bugs are bad but still hit woods

June 6, 2014 I finally got out for a full day of fishing last weekend, but there was a problem — the bugs were biting much better than the brook trout. more »»

Outdoor trails

May 30, 2014 MARQUETTE — The inaugural Marquette Trails Festival will feature such traditional outdoor activities such as a bonfire, making s’mores and listening to bluegrass music. more »»

It’s fishing derby time across area

May 30, 2014 Following the rescheduling of last weekend’s fishing derby in Marquette, Lake Superior anglers in the central Upper Peninsula set their sights on waters off Munising. more »»

Gone fishin'

May 30, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: Ice continues to hamper boat anglers at both the Upper and Lower harbors. The ice extends out for miles and can blow in or out depending on the wind. more »»

Watch that bait box!

May 23, 2014 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers to monitor their live bait purchases this Memorial Day holiday weekend to look for juvenile Asian carp. more »»

Boaters need to remember safety tips

May 23, 2014 So close to getting on the water, but still so icy. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 23, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: Strong winds have blown ice into both the Upper Harbor and Lower Harbor launch ramps. more »»

They’re back

May 16, 2014 LANSING — The osprey, a species of special concern that has rebounded across Michigan including the Upper Peninsula, over the past half-century, now faces a new threat. more »»

Icy lake bad for psyche, fishing derby

May 16, 2014 We had to drive about 450 miles south last week, but finally the temperature rose into the 80s and the lake we were on was ice free. more »»

T.C. studying possible fishing pier

May 16, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Traverse City officials are looking at whether a roughly 550-foot-long fishing pier should be built at Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 16, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: Was almost ice free, however easterly winds blew ice back into the area. The Lower Harbor still has ice and beyond the breakwalls is a large amount of ice. more »»

Woman in the wilderness

May 9, 2014 BIG BAY — Maybe it’s the influence of the fictional archer and heroine of “The Hunger Games,” Katniss Everdeen, who inspired women to sign up for the upcoming summer Becoming an Outdoors-Woman... more »»

Great Lakes phosphorus cuts badly needed

May 9, 2014 The health and public use and enjoyment of the Great Lakes is under siege from systemic threats like climate change, extreme water levels, Asian Carp and other invasive species, and nutrient... more »»

Silent salamander spring

May 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — It’s a safe bet salamanders don’t cross too many people’s minds this time of year. more »»

Column: DNR seeks input on 10 brookie rule

May 2, 2014 I thought it would be safe to take a week off in early May to mix a little early season trout fishing in with some spring cleanup projects around home and at camp. more »»

Young stewardship

April 25, 2014 MARQUETTE — If you want kids to appreciate and enhance the common milkweed’s role in the ecosystem, it’s best to teach them now. That’s at least one goal of a local environmental effort. more »»

Invasive feces

April 18, 2014 MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Trail Network, which winds through some of the most picturesque spots in the area, attracts many hikers, cross-country skiers and other outdoors enthusiasts. more »»

Trout opening day can be a real crap shoot

April 18, 2014 It came to me just the other day that we were spoiled rotten for several winters in the early years of this century — until the winter of 2012-13. more »»

Gone fishin’

April 18, 2014 UPPER PENINSULA Keweenaw Bay: The bite was slow but those fishing out from the Falls River did catch a few whitefish and burbot. more »»



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