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...

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

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

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...

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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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...

BASS TACTICS TO HAMMER WALLEYE

BASS TACTICS TO HAMMER WALLEYE

For those who enjoy “rod in hand” presentations, June is the ideal month for targeting walleye. In June, walleye are on the prowl nearly 24/7 in an effort to fatten up. It’s a time when walleye are aggressive, it’s a time when fish are often found shallow and it’s a...

Bear attacks Crystal Falls resident

Bear attacks Crystal Falls resident

Terry Tadiello, 71, from Crystal Falls, was attacked by an adult female black bear on the night of May 14 when he attempted to scare one of the sow’s yearlings away from his bird feeder containing sunflower seeds. Tadiello wasn’t seriously injured, but he received 22...

A matter of compassion and respect

A matter of compassion and respect

Hunter saves fawn’s life from aftermath of I-75 accident   We’ve all seen the aftermath of a car-deer accident. Bloody, gory and deadly. In Michigan, it’s common to come across such a scene, no matter what road, no matter what time of the day – the end result is...

Chippewa County man charged with 125 wildlife crimes

Chippewa County man charged with 125 wildlife crimes

A 56-year-old Pickford man was arraigned Wednesday morning ¬in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court on 125 wildlife misdemeanor charges, following a months-long investigation by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. Kurt Johnston...

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