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DNR cautions UP motorists to be on the lookout for moose

Motorists traveling in the Upper Peninsula are being urged to keep an eye out for moose and to exercise extra caution when driving after dark. Over the past week, five bull moose have been struck and killed by vehicles along portions of M-95 and U.S Highways 141 and...

Miles and Whalen win veteran bass classic

Boater Ed Miles of Newberry and Veteran Jim Whalen of Newberry captured the top prize of $1,000 in the 5th Annual Luce County Veterans Appeciation Bass Classic on South Manistique Lake on Sunday, June 12. Miles and Whalen weighed in five bass with a total weight of...

Recalling the Duck Lake Fire a decade later

Third-largest wildland fire in Michigan over past half-century By Kathleen Lavey Communications representative Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan’s fire season starts in early spring, when leaves and grasses remain dry from fall and winter and trees are...

Spring migration in Michigan: Celebrating our smallest migrants

Whether you are new to bird-watching or an experienced birder, spring migration has something to offer everyone as hundreds of bird species don their brightest breeding plumage and journey through Michigan, loudly singing their songs. We have already had the pleasure...

Lake Superior anglers asked to report marked splake

Fishing in Lake Superior? You can help the Michigan Department of Natural Resources evaluate the Lake Superior splake fishery by reporting marked splake. Splake, which are a hybrid cross between lake trout and brook trout, have been stocked in Lake Superior most years...

The frogs in the forest

By Bill Cook MSU Extension Biologist and Forester, retired At my latitude in the southern Upper Peninsula, the spring peepers begin with a few peeps in early April, rarely in late March. By mid-May, certain woodlands are a-scream with hoards of the little buggers....