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

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 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

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

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

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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Kickin’ bass with old school centipedes

Kickin’ bass with old school centipedes

Afavorite quote came from a self-help guru at a two-day-long seminar that was supposed to help all of us attendees better cope with relationships, workload, and life in general. Here it is: “Understanding is the booby prize of life. What matters is results.” Strangely...

2019 Deer Harvest Results

2019 Deer Harvest Results

Even though the number of deer hunters declined significantly in Michigan during 2019, the hunters that remained harvested more deer than the year before, according to preliminary figures from the DNR. The state agency estimates that 14,000 fewer hunters hunted...

A view from above

A view from above

One of the DNR’s newest programs…By Kathleen Lavey - MDNR   Wildlife biologists from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources were looking for a bear. Not just any bear. They were in search of a sow that had previously been used as a surrogate to raise...

This amazing catch is not a ‘hum-drum’ story

Dear Fish Diary: Ron Koetje isn’t really a bragger. He’s not one to bend your ear for hours telling you hero stories of the monsters he’s caught. He won’t bore you with war stories about the ones that got away. Nope, Ron is much more subtle. By subtle, I’m saying Ron...

Take a kid catchin’ and teach ’em to fish

Take a kid catchin’ and teach ’em to fish

Farm ponds provided livestock water while in the pasture. On our farm, most were muddy, had a distinct odor of cow manure, trampled shorelines and large snapping turtles. Today, with stocking programs old farm ponds have turned into a great place to introduce fishing...

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