Call Deer In Close

Using deer calls during the archery deer season can be one of the most exciting and rewarding tactics for bringing a whitetail deer into shooting range. With a wide variety of commercial calls available today on the market it’s not difficult to find one that mimics a...

Big Fall Walleyes

November is one of the best months to catch a wall hanger walleye. Big, thick-shouldered, 30-inch class walleyes that buckle the angler’s knees when they finally get them up to the surface. The kind of walleye that makes anglers yell so loud others can hear them a...

On Being Sharp

Open a kitchen drawer in anyone’s home, and count how many knives you find that will shave strips from a sheet of paper. It’s a statistical truth that you aren’t likely to find even one, not unless it’s new and has never been used. There was a time, before the late...

WIDE RACK MONARCH

The thrill of seeing a Booner Buck taken by your son   A branch snapped, and suddenly a doe pranced through the underbrush. In the distance, there was a movement from a huge whitetail body. From the dense thicket and tall grass, a massive rack sparkled in the...

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Rethinking the pre-rut

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

‘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

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

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!

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...

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...

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