MY TROPHY BUCK!

The story of my experience with this buck began in late August of 2021. My wife and I had purchased five acres of alfalfa farmland in the spring of 2021 and were in the middle of constructing our new home by that summer. One evening, after the skilled trades workers...

Finesse tip-up fishing

Tip-ups have been around forever, but their use has transformed...   It’s that time of year when almost all Michigan anglers can agree on one thing – they won’t be doing much fishing in the next couple of months unless they cut a hole in the ice to start. Ice...

Calhoun County 190” Nontypical

Like the year before, thirty-four-year-old Dominic Simmons planned on hunting the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) land located in southern Calhoun County. The NHBP distribute sections of hunting land on a first come, first served basis and according...

“New Year” Resolutions

The first of a new year is when countless Americans do some soul searching. Based on this self-study, many decide it’s time to improve things in their lives. That’s a good thing. Resolutions to stop smoking, lose weight, drink less and eat healthier rank high on the...

DUELING WOODPECKERS

In addition to Michigan being home to pileated woodpeckers, the largest woodpecker in North America, we are also home to the downy woodpecker, the smallest woodpecker on the continent. With winter weather taking firm hold, now is the time to watch for both species if...

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FALL WALLEYE FISHING ISN’T OVER!

FALL WALLEYE FISHING ISN’T OVER!

For many anglers, fishing in the fall is a tough deal. Hunting season gets in the way for many outdoorsmen and women who only have a limited time to enjoy the outdoors. So for those who decided to pass on fall walleye to chase whitetails and ducks, take note… fall...

Snowy Owls

Snowy Owls

One of Michigan’s particularly picturesque owl species features a fascinating fiesta of fun facts. Here are some terrific and tantalizing tidbits about snowy owls: The Name Game The scientific name of snowy owls is Bubo scandiaca. Bubo (no, that’s not a bubbly drink...

The Pine Marten

The Pine Marten

History in Michigan American or pine marten (more commonly called pine marten) are native to Michigan but essentially disappeared during the extensive original logging period in the state in the late 1800s and early 1900s. By the 1930s, martens were thought to have...

That day in December

That day in December

Pawing through a box of travel notebooks the other day, I found one with 1992 on the cover. Wondering what on earth I did thirty years ago stirred some curiosity; so I refilled the coffee cup, fed a big bolt of cherry to the woodstove and carried the notebook to a...

Banking On The RUT   3 Proven Strategies

Banking On The RUT 3 Proven Strategies

If you’ve been hunting smart all fall, squirreling away the cold hard assets of low-pressure hunting, then November is the time to cash in and reap the rewards of your frugal habits. If you haven’t done this and have blown out your best areas due to overhunting them,...

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