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...

Carry An Ice Spud To Constantly Check Ice Thickness…

ICE SAFETY   by Bill Ziegler December 01, 2014 Ice Anglers should always be very aware of ice safety, but especially on early ice. A number of people and vehicles in Michigan and the upper Lake States fall through the ice each year. In some cases these incidents...

Michigan’s Mainland MOOSE POPULATION

by Bill Ziegler June 01, 2014 Ever since the original Michigan moose reestablishment program, called Moose Lift, outdoor enthusiasts in Michigan have looked forward to seeing a wild moose in the Upper Peninsula. Moose are native to Michigan but, according to...

BEAVER DAMS:

Do they help or hurt TROUT STREAMS?   by Bill Ziegler February 01, 2014 Many trout anglers have heard how good trout fishing is behind a beaver dam. While it is true that trout in a small stream can grow larger in a beaver impoundment, too many beaver dams can...

Michigan trappers carry on the state’s outdoor heritage

by Bill Ziegler October 01, 2013 Historically, prior to 1870, the Upper Peninsula had a fur based economy. Since that time logging and mining have played a more important role in our economy. However, fur trapping remained an important part of the economy well into...