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USFS busy with youths PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:11 PM

Scott Pearson, U.S. Forest Service biological technician, takes part in Covenant Point’s Agents of the Earth outdoor education program at Hagerman Lake recently. Pearson will be at Lake Ottawa this Saturday, June 8, for the Kids Fishing Derby hosted by the Ottawa National Forest from 8 a.m. to noon, for youngsters 16 and under. (Covenant Point photo)

 
Kids Fishing Derby to take place at Lake Ottawa
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:10 PM

IRON RIVER—In celebration of Michigan’s 2013 Free Fishing Weekend on June 8– 9, the Ottawa National Forest is hosting an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for kids and their families.

 
Get your pole ready for Free Fishing Weekend at Bewabic
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:10 PM

LANSING—To encourage involvement in Free Fishing Weekends, organized activities are being scheduled in communities across the state. In Iron County, there will be a kids fishing derby at Bewabic State Park.

 
Audubon to meet
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 1:10 PM

CASPIAN— The Lee LeBlanc Chapter of the Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at the Iron County Museum. The meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.

 
Trout released by students
Written by Bill Ziegler   
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
Written by Janet Rohde   
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
Written by Janet Rohde   
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
Written by Janet Rohde   
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
Written by Janet Rohde   
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
Written by Janet Rohde   
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.

 
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