TROPHY BUCKS

My First Buck...11-Point I had plans to hunt what I consider to be my best stand, but changing wind directions altered those plans. I decided to sit in a stand a few hundred yards away from the treestand I originally planned to sit. Sure enough, around 5 p.m. this...

MICHIGAN’S DAM STEELHEAD

Steelhead are special fish and one of their attributes is that they remain active no matter how low the water temperature drops. They will continue to chase lures even when the water super cools below 32 degrees. This makes it possible for Michigan anglers that prefer...

SPIKE

During the summer of 2019, a good friend of mine informed me that there was a rumor of a nice buck running around near a spot where I could hunt. Between a busy work schedule and my wife and I building a new house, I hadn’t hunted this area much the last couple of...

Michigan Bobcats

Bobcats are extremely stealthy. They are mostly nocturnal, making sightings even more rare...   Bobcats are an extremely stealthy animal. Although bobcats are relatively common, especially in Northern Michigan, most avid outdoor enthusiasts rarely see this...

‘Hunting Their Hunt’

We have heard a lot about “hunt your hunt” recently. The phrase relates to a reaction to some Michigan hunter’s desire to fill the freezer with venison and hunters wanting antler point restrictions hoping to see big antlered bucks in their area consistently. This is...

RECENT EDITIONS

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

“When two objects collide, there’s a reaction to the action.” As I recall from high school physics class, that’s a rough paraphrase of one of Newton’s Laws. Many years later I realize there’s also a “push for every pull” when it comes to human behavior. Do you...

Strange Hibernation Strategies!

Strange Hibernation Strategies!

Most hibernation is understood - but not all We all know the story of Punxsutawney Phil, that rather rotund groundhog (aka woodchuck) that hogs the media stage on Feb. 2, as breathless crowds await his false forecast of the weather as he shares shadowy “breaking news”...

Saginaw Bay’s Mega WALLEYE FISHERY

Saginaw Bay’s Mega WALLEYE FISHERY

Last winter I couldn’t help but feel sorry for a lot of fishermen who were trudging out onto the frozen surface of Saginaw Bay. Not a few, but lots of anglers were walking out in hopes of finding the amazing walleye fishing that Saginaw Bay is fast becoming known for...

Mecosta Monster

Mecosta Monster

My love for hunting and everything outdoors began way back when I was a young boy. Chasing squirrels and rabbits with my dad through the back woods in N.C. where I was born and raised quickly turned to chasing whitetails during my teenage years. Along with hunting...

Learning how to be a FISHERMAN

Learning how to be a FISHERMAN

Sometimes I impress myself. I’ll admit, it’s rare, but it does happen. You see, there is this thing in fishing where the angler has to juggle, at times, two opposing options. One can go fishing more or less mindlessly. I do this most the time. I’m just there for a...

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