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Dog sledding demonstration to be held in the Ottawa
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:55 AM

WATERSMEET—The Ottawa National Forest invites you to join us at the Ottawa Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a unique program and opportunity to learn more about the sport of dog sledding.

Ice Hawks PeeWees face off against Miners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Zini   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:35 AM

The Ice Hawks PeeWees took to home ice against the Iron Range Miners of Negaunee on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Caspian. The Ice Hawks PeeWees hockey players include Greg Ghiotto, Nicole Polzen, Drew Hebert, Nolan Anderson, Evan Hedtke, Noah Thomson, Nathan Thomson, Kali Dennis, Holden Ross, Trey Bociek, Bink Cline and Lexi Dominici. The Ice Hawks won their games on Saturday, continuing to be a skillful and competitive team.

MASTERS snow drags join Tip Up Town
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:34 AM

CHANNING— After a two year absence, snowmobile racing will return to the Sagola Sportsman Club Tip Up Town on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The Snowmobile races will run on Eddey Lake, next to the Sagola Sportsman Club. The races will be sanctioned by the Mid America Snow and Terrain Expert Racers, commonly known as the MASTERS Racing Circuit. Unlike in the past, the snowmobile races will be on snow, where in the past they were on ice.

Audubon lists results of Christmas Bird Count
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:34 AM

IRON COUNTY—On Dec. 15, members of Lee LeBlanc Audubon Club and feeder watching friends participated in the 114th national Christmas Bird Count and the 31st count in Iron County.

Top dogs at predator hunt
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:02 AM

Dawson Sundelius, 13, received the award for “biggest dog” at the Iron County Predator Hunt with a 32.5-pound coyote. The hunt was headquartered at the Camp Gibbs Recreational Area in Iron River Township. Hunt participants at the Jan. 19 weigh-in brought in five coyotes, shot by four teams. Sundelius, who was partnered with Tony Bongi, took second place in the predator hunt. First place went to the team of Jim Marcell and Ed Rometti with two coyotes.

Fishing contest winners named
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:01 AM

Kevin Schiavo took a win with biggest walleye at 25 3/8” (submitted photo)
AMASA—The Amasa 125th Committee held an Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Jan. 11.  The event and check-in were held at the Amasa Area Recreation Center. 

Trappers to host workshop
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:01 AM

HERMANSVILLE — Doors will open at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1 at the Community Center in Hermansville for the U.P. Trappers Association trapping workshop.

Register now for DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter program
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:00 AM

MARQUETTE— Women seeking the opportunity to improve their outdoor skills are invited to register for the 13th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) winter program in the Upper Peninsula. The program will be held in Big Bay the weekend of Friday, Feb. 28 to Sunday, March 2.

Snowmobiling Iron County’s backcountry
Written by Bill Ziegler   
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
Written by Janet Rohde   
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.