Trail Conditions Report
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Tis the season of transition.
Snow cover has subsided. Grass is beginning to
A wonderful time of the year to witness the land
awakening in slow progression, eventually giving way
to a rapid transition in another month or so.
This weekend should be quite nice
with mild temperatures and sunny skies!
Trailways are free of snow but may be pretty sloppy
in low lying area's that collected water from
Now the rain has passed, trails should be drying out
nicely over the weekend from the expected sunny
skies Friday though to Sunday morn. Then a
chance of rains return Sunday afternoon and Sunday
Temperature highs for the next week or so should
hover around in the 50's & 60's
A freeze warning is posted for Friday night. Aside
from that the temperature lows should bottom in to
the low 30's during nighttime hours.
Birds of migration are arriving and the woodlands
are exploding in song. The spring peepers and
leopard frogs are singing in defiance of the chilly
temps. Though the bud popping and morel mushrooms
haven't started up yet,
Spring has arrived!
out on the ice
There isn't any
Critters have had a heck-of-a-time foraging through
snows in the previous depths making it extremely
rough for travel, let alone obtaining food and/or
Now they are on the move with roaming rights to get
some food for a change.
The Doe's are not only hungry but many are carrying
1 or 2 babies inside so give 'em a break. Hitting 1
deer may be killing not just 1 but possibly 2 or 3,
if she's carrying the new years crop.
Give life a chance, eh?
They should be dropping their fawns starting late
April through to June, depending on when they were
sired last fall.
As the deer, the babies are popping out. Bear are
coming out of hibernation. After 6-7 months of
hibernation with no food and nursing new born cubs,
they are hungry so bring in your bird feeders if
they are portable. If not, then hold your breath
that your feeding stations are spared.
Though the speed limit has been raised in some
area's, please keep in mind we live in the woods are
there is wild life here. Isn't that why we chooses
to live here? So please, ignore the 65 speed limits
and drop 'er down to a safe speed to where you can
safety avoid adding to the road kill statistics.
Be aware and get a grip
on the impatience and maybe lower the blood pressure
What a concept, eh?
to see where snow clouds are headed click HERE
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State Road Conditions from updated
an interactive state map
showing road closures, accidents, construction and
more things that might affect your travels
bit of advice on Bear
from a Montana resident a few years
In light of the rising frequency
of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the
Montana Department of Fish and Game is
advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take
precautions and keep alert for bears while in
We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little
bells on their clothing so as not to
startle the bears that aren't
expecting them. We also advise outdoorsmen to
carry pepper spray with them in case of an
encounter with a bear.
It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh
signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should
recognize the difference between black
bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop
is smaller and contains a lot of berry seeds
and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and
smells like pepper spray.
our new norm
Natural tick repellent spray is available
at the Atlanta Hardware in
Enjoy the woods INFORMED
Know What You're Looking At TickEncounter.org
Want to have your tick tested?
Tick Identification and
Offered at no charge by MDARD (Michigan
Dept of Agriculture and Rural Development)
Stay clear of Permethrin
for tick prevention
Do your own research to know why
for components of VELVET ANTLER. It's in there!
If you are in town, stop over at the
All the above
products are produced from the elk raised at the Rose Lake Elk Ranch here in
Velvet Antler Extract
Velvet Antler Skin Lotion
Velvet Antler Sports Cream
Velvet Antler Pet Revitalizer (with Elk
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also in Hillman is the
Thunder Bay Resort
They keep a selection of Antler Velvet supplements
Consider all the
minerals and nutrients the elk uses to get those
antlers so flippin' huge and strong in a manner of
mere months. These minerals and nutrients help the
body cope with arthritis, sore joints and muscles,
growth factors for bone and muscle health.
From those living with aches and pains to body
builders and sports junkies, it's in there!
Side effects of Elk Antler Velvet usually appear
in Autumn which may include growing antlers, an
urge to bugle, scrape the ground and head butt any
thing or any body that comes near your
harem. A slight inconvenience but they do
fall off in the spring.
to an Elk Bugle -
If you hear this in the woods , it'll be sure
to send chills down the spine.
check out the past
Elk Pole Contest!
of the winter elk hunt
Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull
The only public
Elk Pole Contest
Get next to nature,
get next to your "self"
For pics of
critters you might see in these parts, check out our
in the North East
Nature Is Speaking
weather conditions for today and tomorrow
NWS Weather Story
For current weather and projected forecasts for the
Hillman and Lewiston area, check out
Local Weather & forecast
from NOAA in Gaylord
For the outdoor enthusiast.
Northern Michigan Trailway Routes for
Snowmobile, Biking & Hiking
Into the Night Sky
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The Headlands, an
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Atlanta Auto Repair
12383 State Street
Atlanta, MI 49709
visit their web site!
Snow Mobile Clubs *
A-Win Sands Motel
hunting and Elk tours)
Food & Drink
Thunder Bay Deli
Downtown Atlanta on the
trail easement north of M-32 before the
Haymeadow Creek bridge crossing
/ Downtown Atlanta
on the East side of
12656 State St,
Atlanta, MI 49709
El Bo Inn -
between Atlanta and
Talley's Log Cabin
State St./ Downtown Hillman
made Bread, Deserts,
sandwich wraps and more.
from post office in town)
ahead for large or special orders!
Elk Crossing CafeŽ
12429 State Street (M-32)
open at 6am
lunch & dinner
from donuts to Elk
from the Sno*Drift
& Coffee House
Chamber of Commerce
(Located at the SW
the Laundry Basket
Laura's Hair Salon
Located across from Eager Beaver Mini
just north of downtown Atlanta
Jan 25th & 26th 2018
Result highlights from last years Rally
1st place David Brown driver
and Michael Brown co driver
2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS