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Snowmobiling Iron County’s backcountry
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:13 AM

Snowmobiling in Iron County’s backcountry was enjoyable and not overly challenging for Dave Morton, Charlie Sandstrom and Chad Reed, all from Crystal Falls. The unplowed gravel roads of the Ottawa National Forest in northwest Iron County had been somewhat packed down by other snowmobilers. The only trail-breaking needed for the group was on some of the side trails. See story in this week’s Outdoors section.
IRON COUNTY—Recently I was invited to go along with a group of older Iron County snowmobilers on one of their backcountry rides.

Shotgun drawing offered to youth in predator hunt
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:13 AM

IRON RIVER—During the mandatory registration for the annual Camp Gibbs Predator Hunt, there will be a drawing for a youth 20 gauge shotgun for those youths registering.

Cross country trails offered at Listening Inn
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:13 AM

CRYSTAL FALLS—The Listening Inn, located southwest of Amasa, nine miles north of Crystal Falls (end of Clark Road), now has cross country ski trails.

Fish Phelps on Jan. 24
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:12 AM

PHELPS, Wis.—The Phelps Lions Club will be hosting its 28th annual Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament on Jan. 24.

Goldbach wins snow drags
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:52 AM

Iron River racer Louie Goldbach won the Top Gun Class at the U.P. Championship Snow Drags in Ontonagon on Jan. 4. (submitted photo)
ONTONAGON— Iron River’s Louie Goldbach defeated teammate Chris Nordang of Iron River and Lake Linden’s Jerry Buschell to win the Top Gun feature at the Ontonagon County Economic Partnership U.P. Championship Snow Drags in Ontonagon on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Calling all predator hunters
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:51 AM

IRON RIVER—The annual Camp Gibbs Predator Hunt will be held Jan. 16-19. The predator hunt’s headquarters will be at Camp Gibbs Recreation Area west of Iron River along Gibbs City Road.

Ski, snowshoe event set
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:51 AM

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis.—The Menominee River Volkssport Club is planning to ski and snowshoe at the Dorothy Fox Forest near Spread Eagle on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 12:30 p.m.

DNR’s Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council to meet Jan. 13
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 11:51 AM

MARQUETTE—The DNR’s Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet in Delta County on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Great Lakes Sports & Recreation Club, located at 5211 19th Ave. North, Escanaba.

Northwoods sentinel PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:12 AM

A familiar sight along Iron County roadways, streams and woodlots is the American bald eagle. The outbreak of a mysterious disease killing eagles in Utah has created concern over the welfare of the eagle population in other states. There are approximately 11,000 breeding pairs of eagles in the lower 48 states. Michigan has an estimated 500 pairs. Wisconsin and Minnesota each have more than double that amount, topping the charts for highest populations. Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers and a wingspan of 72 to 90 inches. (Kevin Zini photo)

Cougar illegally killed
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11:11 AM

MARQUETTE— Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officials have confirmed a cougar was illegally killed last week in the Upper Peninsula’s Schoolcraft County.