BREAKING NEWS: DNR wants hunter input on proposed 2020 deer hunting regulations

  A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday at the commission’s regular monthly meeting, which was conducted in an online and...

How to find more MORELS

Morel mushroom hunting is upon us once again in the great state of Michigan. And let’s be clear, you want those tasty morsels, and you want them all. We all do. In this article, I am determined to help you do one thing this spring: Find more morels than you did last...

EPIC ’GILLS

Across the Great Lakes state anglers are poised for the once a year epic fishing phenomenon to fire up. When fish are snapping, the good news about colossal fishing quickly spreads and Michigan sportsmen take to the water in boats, canoes, flat bottoms, kayaks and...

LATE SEASON GOBBLERS

I’m usually fortunate enough to draw a spring turkey license for the first season in the area that I turkey hunt, however this doesn’t guarantee that I will be toting a gobbler over my shoulder on opening day. Oftentimes it can take several days of hard work,...

True vs. False MORELS

May is known as “morel month” in Michigan, and includes appearance of both the true morels and the so-called “false morels” or lorchels... Michigan is one of the nation’s largest producers of these highly sought wild delicacies. The season can begin, depending on...

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STREAM TROUT

STREAM TROUT

As the dark cedars gave way to the rising sun, the beauty of the clear water trout stream unveiled itself. Robins were announcing daybreak and in the distance I could hear a gobbler greeting dawn as I slipped along the bank, moved silently on needles from cedar and...

Spring Bear Hunt Proposed

Spring Bear Hunt Proposed

In an effort to reduce conflicts between bear hunters who use bait and hounds, Gerry Maciok from Marquette, who is the founder and president of the Black Bear Bow Hunters Society, is proposing that a spring hunt be established for hunting over bait only. At the...

DNR: CWD, deer hunter numbers and baiting ban

DNR: CWD, deer hunter numbers and baiting ban

  The MDNR is sharing some highlights of the 2019 deer hunting seasons, which ended in late January 2020. Those seasons were marked by widespread participation in the state’s surveillance efforts around chronic wasting disease, especially in areas of the state...

Built for Battle

Built for Battle

Michigan Meanders...Don’t even think about badgering a badger Although badgers live throughout the state, few Michiganders have ever seen a live one. Maybe they are lucky. Badgers know no fear and when provoked will attack an enemy several times their size. This...

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