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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15992886 04/14/21
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In the UP, the men are men, and the women are too! I’ve only hunted bear in the UP, and the mosquitoes were so big, they had landing gear. Coolest thing I saw during my bear hunt was a guy who baited bears by nailing lobster carcasses to trees. After a couple of days the lobster guts stunk to high heaven but didn’t attract any bears.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15992891 04/14/21
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It helps if you are fluent in Yoopanese.

Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15993229 04/14/21
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The UP is a great place to live, raise a family, enjoy the outdoors. Great people here also. Quite a variety of things to do in every season. Spent my entire life here. I enjoy hunting other states as well. But being raised up here, I still call the UP home. PM me if you have any questions.

Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: OldmanoftheSea] #15993325 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by OldmanoftheSea
heard someone say yesterday they would be better off to seceed and become conservative south Canada.

This has not been my experience. My in laws were both born there. The wife has a lot of family there. The vast majority would like to leave Michigan and become part of Wisconsin. A friend of mine there wants to start a petition to leave MI.
It's about time for me to take a trip there. Hopefully the deer didn't break through my cages and eat my saplings. Our small property is in the Rapid River area-just NE of Escanaba.

Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: roundoak] #15993770 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by roundoak
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It is God's Country. My camp in the central UP.

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Beautiful place. Got any High Bush Cranberriers?


Sadly, no high bush cranberries. But I do get quite a few of these growing up here.

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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: MIVHNTR] #15993798 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by MIVHNTR
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It is God's Country. My camp in the central UP.

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Beautiful place. Got any High Bush Cranberriers?


Sadly, no high bush cranberries. But I do get quite a few of these growing up here.

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No fruit, but plenty of protein...OK.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: jaydub in wi] #15993826 04/14/21
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Originally Posted by jaydub in wi
Originally Posted by OldmanoftheSea
heard someone say yesterday they would be better off to seceed and become conservative south Canada.

This has not been my experience. My in laws were both born there. The wife has a lot of family there. The vast majority would like to leave Michigan and become part of Wisconsin. A friend of mine there wants to start a petition to leave MI.
It's about time for me to take a trip there. Hopefully the deer didn't break through my cages and eat my saplings. Our small property is in the Rapid River area-just NE of Escanaba.



Jaydub, I am likely going there this weekend to look at a few parcels of land. I want to have a place up there more every year. I love my cabin in NW WIsconsin, but the Rapid River area is better.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15993827 04/14/21
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The upper peninsula is beautiful and the VFW in Munising has cold beer, good food, good people and Jane Fonda's face in every urinal.

Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15995035 04/15/21
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My family has been in the UP over 100 years - I've never, EVER heard a single Yooper wish to be part of WI.

MANY say - 51st state, no more LP but NOT ONE has ever said "Lets join WI".


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Thanks All! I need to get there.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: Teal] #15995085 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by Teal
I. . .. There's only 2 things that will really raise an eye brow - asking to borrow a deer rifle or a chainsaw. You're expected to have your own.

Well, ya, eh.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15995089 04/15/21
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You need to get a Jerry Harju orientation manual (one of his books) to really grasp the underpinnings of the UP. The UP is one of the very few places east of Montana that I have any interest in going back to visit.

Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: Teal] #15995120 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by Teal
My family has been in the UP over 100 years - I've never, EVER heard a single Yooper wish to be part of WI.

MANY say - 51st state, no more LP but NOT ONE has ever said "Lets join WI".

The only Wisconsin redeeming quality is PBR at 25 cents a can. The Youp’s could care less.

Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15995147 04/15/21
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I will get up there this year and get in some camping far from the madding crowd, hopefully. The Sylvania lakes area is appealing to me in the fall, though I know nothing of the UP. WI has never been appealing to me, but I have familial obligations!

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Originally Posted by MM879
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My family has been in the UP over 100 years - I've never, EVER heard a single Yooper wish to be part of WI.

MANY say - 51st state, no more LP but NOT ONE has ever said "Lets join WI".

The only Wisconsin redeeming quality is PBR at 25 cents a can. The Youp’s could care less.


Based on many years in the UP and with family on both sides of the border, there is a good case for breaking off the urban, liberal southern part of Wisconsin, including Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, and giving it to Illinois; and joining the rural, conservative northern 3/4 of Wisconsin with the UP.

It would be a large enough economy to stand on its own. If the urban Chicago folks get pissy, the new state could simply shut off their supplies of meat, dairy products, vegetables and toilet paper.

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I shot my first bear on the UP. Fabulous country up there!


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: Oldidaho] #15995400 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by Oldidaho
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My family has been in the UP over 100 years - I've never, EVER heard a single Yooper wish to be part of WI.

MANY say - 51st state, no more LP but NOT ONE has ever said "Lets join WI".

The only Wisconsin redeeming quality is PBR at 25 cents a can. The Youp’s could care less.


Based on many years in the UP and with family on both sides of the border, there is a good case for breaking off the urban, liberal southern part of Wisconsin, including Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, and giving it to Illinois; and joining the rural, conservative northern 3/4 of Wisconsin with the UP.

It would be a large enough economy to stand on its own. If the urban Chicago folks get pissy, the new state could simply shut off their supplies of meat, dairy products, vegetables and toilet paper.


There was talk about doing that maybe 10 years ago.The UP was actually part of Wisconsin territory,but it was traded off for some political reason.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: Huntz] #15995416 04/15/21
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Originally Posted by Huntz
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Originally Posted by MM879
Originally Posted by Teal
My family has been in the UP over 100 years - I've never, EVER heard a single Yooper wish to be part of WI.

MANY say - 51st state, no more LP but NOT ONE has ever said "Lets join WI".

The only Wisconsin redeeming quality is PBR at 25 cents a can. The Youp’s could care less.


Based on many years in the UP and with family on both sides of the border, there is a good case for breaking off the urban, liberal southern part of Wisconsin, including Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, and giving it to Illinois; and joining the rural, conservative northern 3/4 of Wisconsin with the UP.

It would be a large enough economy to stand on its own. If the urban Chicago folks get pissy, the new state could simply shut off their supplies of meat, dairy products, vegetables and toilet paper.


There was talk about doing that maybe 10 years ago.The UP was actually part of Wisconsin territory,but it was traded off for some political reason.

The basic explanation is that the UP was given to Michigan in exchange for Michigan giving up a piece of land known as the Toledo strip, to Ohio.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15995424 04/15/21
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My Old man was a Finn.We lived in Lake Linden as a kid.He went to Milwaukee for a job as he was sick of going 100 miles one way to White Pine to work each day.I still have lots of relatives up there and hunt & fish there quite often.When I retired we move to NE WI.Close to the UP and my wife has relatives around here.300" snowfalls are no BS.Our UP house had a second story exit.


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Re: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan? [Re: wabigoon] #15995458 04/15/21
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UP was the first ( and pretty much only) place I've seen people worm grunting/thumping.

They put a stick in the ground and thump it or rub a metal rod over the end of the stick and worms jump out of the ground and off you go fishing.


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