Once again you can hear the wilderness howl of timber wolves in Iron County. Abundant deer and beaver populations along with vast, roadless forest lands have proven favorable to reestablishing wolf packs here.
Other big critters that can be spotted in Iron County include black bears, moose and elk.
Fisher are now firmly established here and pine martens are occasionally reported.
The merlin, a small falcon, nest in pine and fir trees along our lakes and we have breeding trumpeter swans, too. Sandhill cranes nest in our wooded swamps and eagles, osprey and loons are familiar inhabitants in the area. There are more than 30 pair each of osprey and bald eagles nesting in Iron County and more than 50 pair of loons.