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Area youths learn hunter safety at Camp Gibbs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:44 PM

On May 4, youths and instructors met at Camp Gibbs Recreation Area for the annual Hunter Safety field day. Certified instructors offer a number of required classroom programs as well as hand-on skills during the field day events. Approximately 80 youths from the area completed the course to receive their Hunter Safety certificates. In the Ojibway Archers clubhouse, program coordinator Tony Dallavalle and Michigan Conservation Officer Jason Wicklund direct the participants before they received their certificates.

 
Pull! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff Reports   
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:44 PM

As part of the field day exercises, instructors work with youths on how to properly handle a shotgun at the trap shooting range at Camp Gibbs.

 
Proper hunting safety PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:43 PM

Propped up on the tree stand, Lexi Gervae follows the directions of her instructors to be safe while hunting from a perch.

 
Learning to shoot a muzzleloader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nikki Mitchell   
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:42 PM

Peter Ropiak takes his turn shooting the black powder rifle while the instructor looks on. The chilly morning made for cold metal and lots of powder smoke.

 
Spring turkey hunt success PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:00 PM

Robbie Ivey harvested a big tom in Crystal Falls Township on the morning of Saturday, April 27, at 7:10 a.m. Serving as Robbie’s blind was the Wildlife Unlimited of Iron County trailer outfitted for handicapped hunters. Robbie dropped the wild turkey at 28 yards with one shot from a 12 gauge shotgun. The turkey weighed 22 pounds and had a 9-1/2 inch beard. (Dave Painter  photo)

 
Audubon to meet
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:00 PM

CASPIAN—The Lee LeBlanc Chapter of the Audubon Society will have its season kick-off meeting on Monday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Iron County Museum in Caspian.

 
Chicaugon Lake association to hold first regualr meeting
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:59 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS— The Chicaugon Lake Property Owners Association will hold its first regular meeting on Thursday, May 9, at George Young Recreational Complex, located on Youngs Lane, at 6 p.m.

 
Silent Sporters to paddle the Oxbow
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:59 PM

FLORENCE, Wis.—The Silent Sporters, a local outdoor group, will paddle the Pine River Oxbow on Saturday, May 4 at 1 pm.

 
Cold waters are concern for trout opener
Written by Bill Ziegler   
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:31 PM

A 17-inch Assinica brook trout was caught and released at Timber Lake, a managed trophy trout (Type D) lake in Iron County, during a past season. (Ziegler photo)
IRON COUNTY—Cold spring weather can inhibit trout fishing success on typical inland trout streams.
Trout are less active in streams with cold water temperatures as the ice breaks up. As those streams warm, trout fishing should improve.

 
4-H youths receives Special Tribute
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:29 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:31 PM )

The Iron County 4-H Sharpshooters gathered at the Amasa Recreation Center on Sunday, April 14 as two teammates received a Special Tribute from the State of Michigan that was presented by 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda.
Amasa—State Representative for the 110th District, Scott Dianda visited the Iron County 4-H Sharpshooters at the Amasa Recreation Center on Sunday, April 14 to present Jesse Thoreson and Alex Nelson with a Special Tribute from the State of Michigan.

 
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