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DNR clears the way for U.P. winter fishing access

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is continuing a successful program begun in 2021 to keep boating access sites plowed at more than two dozen popular Upper Peninsula ice fishing locations. Various local partners have agreed to assist the DNR with the...

Free snowmobile weekend Feb. 11-12

Next month, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will debut its free snowmobiling weekend, which will allow snowmobilers to operate their machines over a two-day period without the requirement of a snowmobile registration or trail permit. The dates for the...

Fish stocking season creates more angling opportunities

Anglers will soon benefit from the 624,205 fish, which collectively weighed 7.8 tons, that were stocked by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at 85 locations across the state. “It was another outstanding fall fish stocking season that will provide enhanced...

Did you know lakes and streams change with the seasons?

By Jacob Hartman Watersheds Technician, CLMCD When the snow starts to fall and ice begins to cover our lakes and streams, it seems that aquatic life ceases to exist. However, any fisherman knows that fish are definitely still active under the ice and aquatic insects...

Youth in the Outdoors update

Kadie Burton, 8, loves everything outside that has to do with water! From camping, kayaking, swimming, fishing, climbing waterfalls, or hiking to find the perfect view. Her mother says that’s why the Upper Peninsula is the perfect place for her! There’s still time for...

What happens to your woods when you’re gone?

By Bill Cook MSU Extension Forester and Biologist – retired Considering heirship can be difficult for some, as it involves recognizing our inevitable mortality. However, mapping out the future will not only help ensure the legacy of your hard work, but can also...