Sept 22nd, 2017
Trail Conditions Report
Atlanta, Hillman &
Dust levels moderate to low on
the back-roads & trails
Atlanta Gas Price
$2.39 for 87 octane
Dog Days of Summer
for the weekend
90+ temps are expected Friday through to
Sunday. Nighttime will bring reprieve with
cool sleeping temps.
Hunting seasons are opening up for the fall hunts.
Keep your eye's peeled for the orange worn by
hunters and give 'em the space they seek.
Daytime high temps are to fall back to the 70's with
the new work week. No significant
precipitation of forecast at the time.
Take advantage of the Lions Pancake Breakfast at
the Briley Township park on Saturday morning
9/23 from 8-11am. Then hit the Elk
Fest after the taste buds and stomach get happy.
Keep the speed down and your eye's
peeled especially during your travels from
dusk to dawn.
The woodlands are
beginning to reveal the early fall colors and smells
of Autumn. Critters are cruizing about everywhere to
get the last of the lands bounty.
Roadways mark the unfortunate with frequent road kill
aftermath. Ignore the increased speed limits and
refrain from the need for speed. Keep it down to
safely break for that little critter or big beast.
You'll likekly be toast hitting a elk, bear or deer at
65+mph. Not to mention the oncoming traffic you'll be
playing chicken with. Take a breath, slowly exhale
& relax. Be aware of what's outside those white
You may make it to your destination a wee bit later.
So what. You're up north. Turn off the cell phone and
take off the watch. Relax and enjoy the world in which
bit of advice from Montana last year:
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
State Road Conditions from updated web cams
in an interactive state map with road closures,
accidents, construction and more things that might
affect your travels
Natural tick repellent spray is available at the Atlanta Hardware in downtown
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
in your insecticide/tick repellent products. It
just keeps on killing. Not only the insect but
things that feed on the insect too. Like so many
chemicals, this stuff just doesn't decompose.
For constant Updated Animated Radar Images
to see where snow clouds are headed click HERE
(Animated image from accuweather.com)
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 $25,
Velvet Antler Skin Lotion $19
Velvet Antler Sports Cream $19
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
derived from the Red Deer raised in New
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!
always the first two days
of the winter hunt
Heaviest Elk last year was a 6x7 665lb Bull
The only public
Elk Pole Contest
For pics of critters you might see in
these parts, check out our
in the North East
Get next to nature,
get next to your "self"
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-
available at the
and many business's in town
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
Nature Is Speaking