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,...

Foundation thrives thanks to generosity

Our Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Foundation is closing in on 25 years since our first grant. We’re very proud of the financial help we have been able to offer our youth, the disabled, our veterans, clubs and organizations involved with the outdoors. Over the last couple...

DIY Public Land… MICHIGAN ELK HUNT!

The big revealing; every Michigan elk hunter starts their story by reflecting on the moment they learned that they won a highly desired elk hunting license. The MDNR holds an annual lottery for elk tags, and bull tags are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The only...

TROPHY WALLEYES And Where To Find Them!

Trophy walleyes are where you find them. Trophy, in this case, is a relative term because everyone’s personal best will be a different number. A five- or six-pounder could be considered a trophy to the walleye enthusiast just getting started in this game. For the...

Big bucks can break your heart

Deer hunt long enough, and it will happen. A buck with an uncanny ability to evade, is lucky and causes intense feelings of infatuation. This happened to me two years ago, in July. My trail camera revealed this beautiful 8-pointer standing on the trail’s edge, nosing...

RECENT EDITIONS

2022 Deer Hunting Preview

2022 Deer Hunting Preview

Harvest reporting The 2022 deer hunting season is nearly upon us, and it is shaping to be one of the more historically important hunting seasons Michigan has ever experienced. In 2022, for the first time, hunters taking a deer in Michigan will have one additional step...

WOODIES GALORE

WOODIES GALORE

This year should be an outstanding year for Michigan sportsmen seeking hot duck hunting opportunities, especially if you modify your hunting strategy to take advantage of booming wood duck populations. Spring hatch produced impressive results following heavy rain....

HUNTER’S MOON

HUNTER’S MOON

I don’t know if it’s the sense of transition, memories of harvests on our farm and from my garden, the smell of fallen leaves, or, more likely, a combination of all of these things, but autumn is my favorite time of year. With the forest floor and the trees above all...

Fall river fishing for kings-trout-steelhead

Fall river fishing for kings-trout-steelhead

To me, September represents the end of summer, more so than the beginning of autumn. But, as it brings cooler nights and shorter daylight hours, it sets the stage for some great “fall” fishing on our main river bodies. Firstly, the Chinook, or “king” salmon, have been...

OUTDOOR WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 9 – 11

OUTDOOR WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 9 – 11

It’s a celebration of our Outdoor Heritage, the first weekend after Labor Day and the annual kick-off t0 the fall season; it’s the 36th annual Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 9-11 at the Fairgrounds in Imlay City. We have lined up an outstanding event for...

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