Outdoors Archive

Baldwin area hunter stays active in archery

Baldwin area hunter stays active in archery

BALDWIN  — Wayne Bennett, of Baldwin, is an avid hunter and is like a lot of area sportsmen who are getting ready for the upcoming season. Some hunters with first-season permits will be starting their hunts next Monday. “It’s looking pretty good,” he said earlier this month. “I’m seeing a lot of birds wandering around […]

Area turkey hunter set for first season

Area turkey hunter set for first season

BALDWIN — John Beach of the Baldwin area is among the hunters who will test his talents during the first turkey season April 21-27. “I hope the weather warms up,” he said earlier this month. “I’ve seen turkeys around. I’m kind of worried how many made it after the winter.” The second season in Area K, […]

Severe winter impacted small game season

Severe winter impacted small game season

BALDWIN — A rather tough season for small game hunters ended with the close of the rabbit campaign on Monday. Winter conditions, obviously, made it tough for hunters to have much success. Erin Victory, the Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist for Lake and Osceola counties, said hunter access in the woods “has been a real […]

Turkey calling experts featured at annual event

Turkey calling experts featured at annual event

BALDWIN  — Box calls remain a favorite tool for area turkey hunters. Led by Gary Truxton, box calls were the subject of one of the seminars at the Pere Marquette Chapter’s Wild Turkey Rendezvous at Baldwin High School last Saturday. The 33rd annual event featured calling classes, booths, a calling contest, plus a turkey shoot. […]

Anglers still seeing plenty of ice for fishing

BALDWIN — Fishermen are waiting for the spring season to come, although they realize it’s going to take some time. Meanwhile, anglers are trying to get whatever they can manage. In Lake County, Jim Warren of Baldwin noted that ice surfaces on various lakes have thickness as strong as 15 inches. Anglers usually look for three […]

Fishing conditions remain challenging

Fishing conditions remain challenging

BALDWIN — The Department of Natural Resources’ fish report has been like a broken record in recent weeks. The DNR notes this week that frigid temperatures will slow anglers and catch rates. Ice isn’t the issue since there’s plenty of it. But mounting snowfall, blowing snow and bitterly cold wind chills are making it challenging […]