April 23, 2014

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Mixed reaction to raising of fees
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:04 PM

Floyd Dropps of Crystal Falls speaks out about the license increase as the chairman of the Upper Peninsula Sportsman’s Alliance (UPSA) Fisheries Committee. Dropps is pictured here with his limit of walleyes taken from an Iron County walleye lake. (Ziegler photo)
CRYSTAL FALLS—The new fishing and hunting license fees that have been proposed by Michigan Governor Snyder and the DNR, as part of the DNR budget, are creating considerable discussion by local outdoor sports groups.

Sign up for Rockin’ Robbins program at Covenant Point
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:04 PM

IRON RIVER—Covenant Point’s annual spring Rockin’ Robins  program is ready to register eager children of kindergarten and first grade age.

‘Ask the DNR’ to air on WNMU-TV Channel 13 on Thursday, April 18
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:03 PM

MARQUETTE—“Ask the DNR” returns to WNMU-TV Channel 13 in the Upper Peninsula Thursday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Geology club to meet April 24
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:03 PM

FLORENCE, Wis.— The Northwoods Geology Club will meet Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Wisconsin Natural Resource Center, lower level. Free admission, door prizes, coffee and snacks are part of the meeting.

Spring peepers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:06 PM

Bob McCarthy of Sunset Lake had a different type of “spring peepers” than frogs. “It’s been a long winter and there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. The deer are pretty desperate for food and have been coming by since January for the sunflower seeds I feed to the birds. Normally they will come in the yard and check the feeders farthest from the house. But these are desperate times and they feel the homeowner needs a little coaxing. They now come right to the family room window trying to get my attention,” he wrote. (McCarthy photo)

Hunter safety to be held in Amasa
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:05 PM

AMASA— Iron County Hunter Safety will be holding a spring class in Amasa for the Crystal Falls and surrounding areas.

Winter visitor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:04 PM

Jerry Walaszek of Smokey Lake Road in Beechwwod had a visitor sitting on the firewood stacked on his deck. It was a snow-white weasel. Walaszek said they are great at catching mice, and he doesn’t mind having it around. (Walaszek photo)

New fishing regulations adopted for 2013-2014 season in effect
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:04 PM

LANSING—To ensure Michigan’s fisheries resources are managed properly and provide the best benefits to anglers and the public, the DNR annually adjusts fishing regulations.

DNR conservation officer Mike Hammill named Wildlife Officer of the Year
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:58 PM

DNR conservation officer Mike Hammill was named the Shikar-Safari Club’s 2012 Wildlife Officer of the Year, as well as the DNR Law Enforcement Division’s Conservation Officer of the Year. He accepted his awards at the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) in Saginaw. Pictured from left are: Hammill’s stepmother, Julie; his son and wife, Chase and Christina; NRC commissioner Louise Klarr; NRC chair J.R. Richardson; Hammill; his father, Jim Hammill; DNR Director Keith Creagh; and DNR Law Enforcement Division Chief Gary Hagler. (DNR photo)

Reminder to order trees for spring planting
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:57 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS—Well, the groundhog might need new glasses; he thought spring would come quick. Pay no attention to a small critter’s mistakes. Spring is coming, and it will come on quick. Tree planting season may seem far off, but come the end of April, the time to plant will be here.