BEAVER PROBLEMS

Beaver populations have been relatively high for many decades due to lack of extensive trapping and abundant beaver food habitat like aspen. Beaver can cause considerable problems for county road commissions, other government road maintenance personnel, private land...

Crappie waters of the U.P.

by Bill Ziegler May 01, 2018 Crappie fishing popularity has increased across the U.S. in the past few decades. Crappie are popular because they provide good action when you locate this schooling fish, and they’re excellent table fare. Black crappie were not...

WOLF populations then and now

by Bill Ziegler January 01, 2018 Michigan DNR Wildlife Division surveys indicate timber wolves are now present in all the counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Brian Roell – MI DNR Wildlife Biologist said “two small packs of wolves were documented in the...

2017 Update…The U.P.’s Moose

by Bill Ziegler August 01, 2017 The 2017 Michigan DNR moose survey indicates an encouraging modest increase in the core area of the west central U.P. moose range. This year’s moose population estimate indicated 378 moose in the core population area; up from 285...

Log driving activities still affect trout habitat

by Bill Ziegler May 01, 2015 If you spend some time canoeing/kayaking or exploring, and know how to identify log driving remnants, you can observe considerable features that were constructed to transport logs that are still present along many rivers in Northern...