July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Outdoors

Stage set for spike in salmon action

Cold water, lots of bait on banks

Hunter Blake had hooked plenty of fish prior to his recent visit to the Leelanau Peninsula. Blake, an avid angler from St. Louis, had never fished Lake Michigan for salmon, however. More...

1,600 antlerless permits available

The number of antlerless permits available to county hunters will remain about the same as recent years. Starting Saturday, licensed hunters were eligible to apply for 1,400 anterless permits that good only for private lands. More...

Weather perfect for festival

Near-perfect weather played a part in drawing more people to the 17th annual wine festival held by the Leelanau Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber president Matt Gregory, who is managing partner of Chateau de Leelanau winery, estimated atte More...

Local group plans evening paddle down Cedar River

The Cedar Area Community Foundation has organized a paddle down the Cedar River for Friday, July 28.  Plenty of wildlife and wildflowers will be seen along the way, organizers say.   Participants in the 7 p.m. More...

Farm camp offered for kids ages 8 through 12

“Farm Tails & Tales,” a two-day fun camp at the Ruby Ellen Farm, will be held today and tomorrow at the Bingham Township farm.  Children ages 8 through 12 will learn about domestic and wild animals in a farm environment while sha More...

State continues deer damage program

After a three-year trial, regulations governing how and when farmers are allowed to shoot deer causing crop damage will remain in place for at least one more year. More...

Public welcome to speak at commission meetings

Expressing your thoughts about wildlife and other natural resource issues may require a drive, but it’s certainly doable.  More...

Some changes approved for island hunts on North Manitou, South Fox

Hunt dates retained

Leelanau County was specifically mentioned in deer hunting changes approved last Thursday by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.  Both affected longstanding island hunts.  On 3,430-acre South Fox Island, of which about one-third is o More...

Glen Haven wheelchair mat part of effort to make park ‘accessible’

Parking lot to the water

Glen Haven has a beautiful beach, no doubt, but what good does that do someone who can’t get to it?  That will soon change as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes organization are teaming up to make More...

Kids invited to hike by Conservancy at DeYoung

The Leelanau Conservancy is planning a family-friendly hike at the DeYoung Natural Area for tomorrow at 11 a.m.  The activity-filled hike is for children ages 6-12 and their families.  Kids can become nature detectives while enjoying enviro More...