Lake St. Clair Smallmouths

The Bass Angler Sportsman Society (BASS) puts together a list each year of the country’s top 100 bass lakes and reservoirs. Michigan’s Lake St. Clair is a regular on the list. Lake St. Clair has been pegged as the top lake in the country for bass fishing in the past...

SUMMER BIG BUCKS GALORE

If your goal is to locate and harvest a mature buck with impressive headgear, the time to scout is now. Don’t make the common mistake of searching for the buck of a lifetime during hunting season. Here’s why. Mature bucks are very difficult to scout and pattern once...

Yooperlites of the U.P.!

“Look at that… found one already!” one of our group shouted. Their UV flashlight had just picked up the tell-tale sign of orange color shining up from Lake Superior beach stones. It was one of the stones we were seeking that chilly August 2021 night in an “undisclosed...

EARLY GEESE

In the early morning pre-dawn darkness, I could barely make out the black ribbons of geese on the distant orange horizon. At first, they looked like low-hanging clouds, then they transformed into strings of Canada geese headed directly at our decoy spread. The first...

The Healing Forest

Many of the readers of WNW News are already aware of the positive feelings you get when you are out in the forest; most of it is plain commonsense. For seven and a half million years, in other words, 99.9 percent of our and our ancestors’ time on earth has been spent...

I once owned a 28 gauge

While eating lunch one day at work, my friend Gary asked, “You interested in buying a 28 gauge shotgun? It was my dad’s and I want to sell it.” I didn’t have to think very long about it. I’d never owned a 28 gauge. Never even shot one. “How much you want for it?” I...

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Hooked on the First Cast

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The Memories Live On…

The Memories Live On…

Buckles rattled. Linen and wool swished. Nimble fingers adjusted a hunt-stained haversack. Nearby, a woven sash girded a slim waist. Across the way, a shot pouch and horn snuggled under a woodsman’s right arm. Leather sheathed knives and forged tomahawks found their...

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