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Lucky day to be bear hunting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:42 PM

Friday the 13th proved to be lucky for Robbie Ivey, who took a black bear in the Crystal Falls area. He took a 60-yard shot while hunting from the Wildlife Unlimited trailer blind. He downed the black bear at about 6 p.m. Robbie was accompanied by hunting partners Dave Painter and Brad Kaiser along with Kristi West, who was shooting video. This was the second hunting location the group set up at in order for Robbie to get his bear. The Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County specially designed trailer is available for use by disabled/handicapped hunters. For more information contact Dave or Diane at 875-3014, Larry at 265-2791 or Scott at 906-284-6261. (Painter photo)

Bears in Iron River area
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:40 PM

This sow and cubs have been sighted in the Hilltop location in Iron River numerous times. (Jana Parker photo)
IRON RIVER— Michigan DNR law enforcement officers and wildlife staff are working to address multiple reports of nuisance bears in Iron River, and are asking for the public’s help in removing any potential food sources that may be attracting the bears.

Tickets available Ducks Unlimited banquet Oct. 26
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:40 PM

IRON RIVER-The Iron County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 35th annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the George Young Recreational Complex. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Sportsmen to hold pistol shoot
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:39 PM

CHANNING—On Sept. 22, the Sagola Township Sportsmens Club will be hosting the 2013 Pistol Tournament. Range safety briefing will begin at 10 a.m. with the tournament to begin after.

Looking for food
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:40 PM

This seems to be a familiar sight in the Iron County area lately. Residents have shared stories of young black bears visiting their homes. This bear, heading for the bird feeder, was photographed by Darin Long of Iron River. (Long photo)

Opportunities abound this season for Michigan small-game hunters
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:40 PM

MARQUETTE—Small-game hunting season begins Sept. 1 with the opening of the early Canada goose season and continues until rabbit and hare season ends on March 31. DNR’s wildlife biologists across the state say hunters should find conditions similar to last year in Michigan’s wood lots, farm fields and wetlands.

Ruffed Grouse Society hosts banquet Oct. 3
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:39 PM

IRON MOUNTAIN—The Northwoods Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) will host its ninth annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Pine Mountain Golf and Ski Resort, N3332 Pine Mountain Road I Iron Mountain beginning with a reception party at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

DNR’s Western U.P. CAC to meet on Sept. 16
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:39 PM

SPALDING—The DNR’s Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) will meet in Menominee County on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Normenco Sportsman’s Club, located on Normenco Road in Spalding.

Photographing loons on Sunset Lake PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:02 PM

The male and female common loons have similar markings. When seen together, the male can be distinguished by being slightly larger. (Bob McCarthy photo)IRON RIVER—As each season changes, a local photographer, Bob McCarthy, make good use of his vantage point on Sunset Lake to capture nature and wildlife. Here, a family of common loons takes a late August swim on the Iron River area lake. Many of his photos are spectacular views of sunrises with mirror images of sky and treeline. Wildlife photos are others he shares with the Reporter.

DNR invites public input on forest plans for Dickinson and Iron counties
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 3:02 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—The DNR will host an open house on Sept. 24 in Crystal Falls to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management treatments for 2015 in the Crystal Falls management unit, which includes Dickinson and Iron counties.
The open house is set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. CDT at the Crystal Falls Field Office, 1420 Highway U.S. 2 West, Crystal Falls