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Trout released by students
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:09 PM

On May 21, trout were planted in Fortune Pond in Crystal Falls by Erich Ziegler’s science classes from Forest Park as part of the Trout in the Classroom project. Stocking the three to five inch trout fingerlings completed a classroom experience that began when rainbow trout eggs were obtained and hatched in the classroom last fall.  The resulting trout fingerlings were reared in a large chilled aquarium in the classroom during the winter and spring. This project featured the sixth grade science class with assistance from a number of older students. Ziegler obtained funding for this project from Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County. 

ORV safety class offered
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 1:09 PM

IRON COUNTY—The Iron County Sheriff Department is running a free ORV safety class on Saturday morning, June 15.

Turkey hunting success PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:17 PM

Barb Gajewski harvested a wild turkey on April 30 in Stambaugh Township with hunting partner Bill Artwich. Bill said success was due to his good guiding; Barb said it was because she is such a good shot. (Artwich photo)

Tips offered for a safe boating season
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:17 PM

LANSING—With Memorial Day approaching, Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ conservation officers remind Michigan residents to practice safety when boating.

Summer hours set for Ottawa Visitor Center
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:17 PM

WATERSMEET—The Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center, located in Watersmeet begins its summer operating schedule this weekend. Beginning May 26, the Visitor Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST).

‘Ask the DNR’ to air on May 30
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:16 PM

MARQUETTE—“Ask the DNR” returns to WNMU-TV Channel 13 in the Upper Peninsula on Thursday, May 30, at 8 p.m. (EDT). The show will focus on fishing seasons and regulations, along with summer recreation opportunities, including camping, boating and state trails.

Youth turkey hunter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:20 PM

Luke Rice of Crystal Falls, who was five days shy of his eighth birthday, had a successful turkey hunt for the second year in a row while hunting with his dad, Ed.  They were hunting in Iron County on the morning of April 30, when dad called the gobbler in for Luke. The tom had a 10 inch beard and weighed 20 pounds.  “The Michigan Department of Natural Resources mentored youth program and youth-sized equipment, like this Remington youth model 870 20 gauge shotgun, enables parents to instill the love of hunting and to pass on responsible sportsmanship to kids at any age.,” said Luke’s parents, Ed and Eva. (Rice photo)

Outlook for game fish opener on May 15
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:19 PM

Bill Ziegler and his fishing partner had a nice catch of walleyes between them on opening day two years ago on the Peavy Reservoir. (Ziegler photo)
IRON COUNTY—The long awaited game fish (walleye, northern pike and muskie) opening day is Wednesday, May 15. Many anglers will be venturing out to fish on the opening day and opening weekend, although by far the most popular target species is walleye. 

Bird and Nature Watch scheduled Saturday
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:19 PM

IRON RIVER—The 10th annual Michi-consin Bird and Nature Watch sponsored by Crystal Waters Resort and Lee LeBlanc Audubon Club will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 7 a.m.

Apply for elk and bear licenses now through June 1
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:18 PM

LANSING— The DNR reminds hunters that applications for Michigan elk and bear hunting licenses are available now through June 1.