Rethinking the pre-rut

When I first started chasing whitetails, useful hunting information was hard to come by. Without a cell phone and extremely slow dial-up Internet, I learned a bulk of my hunting knowledge through trial and error. When I did get a chance to talk to someone with bow...

‘Slinging In The Rain’ FOR BASS

In general, anglers do not like fishing in the rain. Can you blame them? It’s uncomfortable, sometimes cold, and not the best of conditions. Or is it? The bass don’t care. They’re not getting any wetter! And a good soaking rain can trigger largemouth bass to a...

October’s Upland Options

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down many activities around the world, it just touched hunting in Michigan. The 2020 Michigan Pheasant Hunting Initiative has been canceled for fall 2020. This new program started in 2019 and provided planted ringneck pheasants for...

The vanishing deer camp

A once grand Michigan tradition slipping through our fingers   Deer hunting just isn’t what it once was. Time, man, Mother Nature and technology has changed it. But then again, what hasn’t changed, absolutely nothing. Today, the very best hunting is in the...

Toxic Swampland Demon!

With the crisp days of autumn here, I increase my explorations of the wondrous world of our wetlands, swamps, and marshlands. But this year, as in years before, I will be watchful for, and ever wary of the scarlet demon of our wetlands, a toxic tree-like shrub that...

RECENT EDITIONS

Who ever thought?

Who ever thought?

Covid-19 forces cancellation of Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend   Who ever thought? We didn't think it would happen, but it did. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to challenge our world and, unfortunately, prohibits us from holding the...

Last-minute tips for Bow Opener

Last-minute tips for Bow Opener

As a serious bowhunter, procrastination makes me cringe. The thought of putting things off, especially when it comes to bowhunting, it doesn’t sit well with my desire to put some meat in the freezer. This action can prevent us from tackling tasks that should have been...

September’s Best Fishing

September’s Best Fishing

September has long been known as a month of transition for fishing in Michigan. Besides the fact that many sportsmen and women are starting to turn their attention to hunting, the bites in many areas have, at the very least, changed, and some are completely gone....

A FAWN IS BORN

A FAWN IS BORN

After more than 20 years of walking with whitetails of both sexes, I came the closest I’ve ever been to film the birth of a fawn on May 26. I came across an adult doe that’s 8- or 9-years-old that I’ve been walking with since she was a fawn that had just given birth...

SNAPPER TRAPPERS

SNAPPER TRAPPERS

My friend Larry is an eclectic guy. He has a wide range of interests. He and his band (including his wife) perform locally and specialize in classical rock and country music. He is a writer and produces an annual deer hunting newsletter detailing the adventures and...

CANCELLATION of the Outdoor Weekend 2020, September 11-13

CANCELLATION of the Outdoor Weekend 2020, September 11-13

A message from Woods-N-Water News The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to challenge our world, state, and local community and, unfortunately, prohibits us from producing the Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend September 11-13, 2020 safely. The cancellation of...

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