August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Outdoors

Concealed pistol course rescheduled at Kirtland

Kirtland Community College officials have rescheduled a handgun safety class that fulfills the training requirements of Michigan's concealed pistol law (CPL). A two-day Home Safety Firearms/CPL course was originally set for Aug. 22- 23. More...

DALMAC Facts 2008

• The Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinaw Bicycle Tour was originated in 1971 by former State Senator Dick Allen. • DALMAC aims to further an appreciation of bicycling as transportation among Michigan residents. More...

KCC to offer free hunter safety course

Kirtland Community College will again offer a free hunter safety education class this fall at its main campus near Roscommon. More...

Kilkare to welcome Ruffed Grouse Society Sept. 8

The Ruffed Grouse Society North Central Michigan Chapter will host a "meet & greet" at LJ's Kilkare Inn, Houghton Lake, the evening of Sept. 8. This informal gathering, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

CCW course planned Sept. 6, 7

A Michigan Concealed Pistol License class is planned for Sept. 6 and 7 at the Lake Township Hall. The course, conducted by National Rifle Association instructors, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday. More...

State's first Chronic Wasting Disease case found in Kent Co.

The Michigan departments of Agriculture (MDA) and Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the state's first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a three-year old white-tailed deer from a privately owned cervid (POC) facility in Kent County. More...

NORTHERN JAWS

Bob Pollard, 52, of Houghton Lake caught this 38-inch northern pike on the morning of Aug. 21. The 13.1-pounder struck a Rapala Pollard was trolling near the South Shore weedbed. Pollard said it is the largest pike he's ever caught. (TRP) More...

DALMAC bike riders to stop over at Houghton Lake

More than 300 bicycle riders will make their way toward Houghton Lake Friday in the 38th DALMAC bike tour. Riding the "four-day east" route, 336 bicyclists are expected sometime between 1 and 3 p.m. at Houghton Lake High School. More...

AROUND THE LAKE IN EIGHT HOURS

Tracey Haggart (right), for the second year in a row, led a group of kids around the 32 miles of Houghton Lake on their bikes. More...

THIRD TAGGED FISH CAUGHT

Dan Browder, Higgins Lake, caught this trout, the third Wally the Walleye III fish to be caught in the current contest, while trolling on Higgins Lake Aug. 20. More...

Volunteers needed to brush trails

The Houghton Lake Snow Groomers and the Houghton Lake Trail Blazers are looking for volunteers to help brush snowmobile trails. The two groups will meet every Saturday beginning Sept. 6th through Nov. 8th. They will meet at 10 a.m. More...

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