Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman &
approximately a nominal
3" of powder snow
in the Atlanta area
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Friday - November
Atlanta Buck Pole
Hang your bounty to
enter or just take advantage to hang & show
off your buck!
Prize placements for
(must be hanging at
- First In
- Largest Rack
- Heaviest Buck
- Youngest Hunter
- Oldest Hunter
- 1st Woman Hunter entry
Trailways are quiet as there isn't enough snow for
sledding but prime for the deer hunters... if cold
temperatures don't bother.
We're in the midst of the current cold spell
that has graced our area with morning temps around
10º. Daytime highs peaked near 20º today under
periodic gusty winds.
Winds have calmed as darkness fell.
Opening day (11/15) should greet the hunters with
temps in the crispy high teens /low 20's.
Daytime high temps should peak briefly in the low to
mid 30's under partly sunny skies and mild winds.
The weekend should continue with the mild warming
trend peaking the daytime highs in the mid
Monday should bring some snow showers in the morning
then turn to a rain/snow mix by noon. Minimal
snow accumulation is expected
The new coming work week temperature highs should
hang in the high 30's accompanied by the nighttime
lows in the mid 20's.
Cloudy skies and mild winds should dominate
the area with no significant precipitation expected.
Should you see ice on the waterways,
out on the ice!
The new ice of the season is just now
forming and is likely to be too thin to venture out
on foot or sled.
Stay safe, Stay alive, Stay dry,, and warm
Expect critters crossing the roadways from the
approaching gentle warmup. They should be on
the move after the bitter temps this week depart.
Ease up on the gas peddle and lower the blood
pressure. Bag your deer with the rifle, not your car
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
ORDER EVA ONLINE with PayPal
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
Michigan has one of world's
few 'dark sky parks' for stargazers | -Michigan
The Headlands, an
International Dark Sky Park -
-Pure Michigan Travel-
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 to Freddies
/ Downtown Atlanta
on the East side of
12656 State St,
Atlanta, MI 49709
11541 M-33 north
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 Cafe´
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