The Evolving Waterfowl Hunter

  Time certainly doesn’t stand still. When it comes to waterfowl hunting the landscape is much different today than it was when I first started hunting for web feet in the ’70s. Year to year, waterfowl numbers are up some years and down on others. Biologists...

Wolf shot in Luce County

Recently, a gray wolf was shot in Luce County Michigan. Since then, this has been the topic of conversation throughout this area. As a matter of fact, the issue came up at the recent U.P. Sportsmen’s Alliance meeting in Gwinn. At the meeting, DNR Wildlife Biologist...

WHEN THUNDER ROARS! THE MOST UNDERRATED SEVERE WEATHER HAZARD…

The sultry days of summer have faded but the season of powerful electrical storms is not over in our Great Lakes State. Nature’s way does not always follow the calendar and those with boating, camping hiking, fishing or hunting plans in our southern states should...

Northern Michigan’s Perch Fisheries

A great demand for this relatively easy to catch and very tasty panfish... Yellow perch are one of the most popular panfish fisheries in Northern Michigan and the Great Lakes. When I started my fisheries career in the late 1970s, yellow perch were overabundant in...

MIDDAY SHIFT For Rut Phase Hunts

Before your hunting plan for the upcoming rut phases is put to bed, consider this. How many times during the rut phases have you planned on sitting until noon or later on morning hunts and then aborted the hunt early due to a lack of deer sightings and boredom? Plans...

RECENT EDITIONS

FALL TURKEY HUNTING

FALL TURKEY HUNTING

A Great Opportunity... The woods are quiet and still. It is 0-dark thirty and I walk a familiar path to my chosen ambush site, trying to get there before the birds awaken from their roosted slumber. When I reach my destination, I take a seat and relax… yes relax. The...

BEAVER PROBLEMS

BEAVER PROBLEMS

Beaver populations have been relatively high for many decades due to lack of extensive trapping and abundant beaver food habitat like aspen. Beaver can cause considerable problems for county road commissions, other government road maintenance personnel, private land...

Lake Superior: Our Sleeping GIANT

Lake Superior: Our Sleeping GIANT

  Lake Superior is Michigan’s sleeping giant. The largest of all five Great Lakes, Lake Superior encompasses almost 32,000 square miles of water. To put that in perspective, Lake Erie has about 1/3 the water mass of Lake Superior. With all that water, it would...

DEER FUNNELS . . . . The path to success!

DEER FUNNELS . . . . The path to success!

Both my son Greg and I are inventors, over the years we had developed many new hunting tactics along with new patented hunting products that had sustained our A-Way Hunting Products business for many years. Lately though we had become so busy with our new “A-Way...

EARLY GOOSE SEASON

EARLY GOOSE SEASON

It was the raspy sound of huge wings beating at close range that sent my heart pounding. I couldn’t get the safety off my Winchester 12 ga. fast enough as the morning silence was broken by loud blasts from Scott Goldammer’s Super Black Eagle and giant Canada geese...

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