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Pine Stump hosting trout fishing contest

By Pete Wurdock The Pine Stump Cook Shack and Saloon Style Drinkery will be sponsoring and hosting their second annual trout fishing tournament starting April 30. This event is also sponsored by Bells Brewery and their sister company, Upper Hand Brewery in Escanaba....

Spring turkey hunting is almost here

By Caitlynn Canfield The beginning of April brings spring turkey season closer in the Upper Peninsula. Many people view this as an optimal time to hunt turkey, since it’s an isolated season and doesn’t overlap other hunting seasons like fall turkey season....

Success of falcon nesting box earns attention

By Carol Stiffler When the Michigan State University Fisheries and Wildlife Club built a nesting box for the pair of peregrine falcons they’d seen around campus, they believed they were playing the long game. Falcons, which traditionally nest on rocky cliffs, don’t...

DNR volunteers stepping up to the plate

Many Michiganders believe spring officially arrives once the robins or red-winged blackbirds return, or the sap flows and buckets show up on maple trees. Few folks ever think about the other creatures who come out of their winter slumber long before the trilliums...