The teacher I wish I had

His students have built over 800 recurve bows…   by Darryl Quidort August 01, 2018 You may have heard of Everett R. Smith, the Industrial Arts teacher at Ovid Elsie High School. He has been featured in many magazine and newspaper articles and has appeared...

Going it alone

A Trip Across the Wilds of the Lower Peninsula in the 1850s   by Darryl Quidort March 01, 2018 Much of Michigan was an unmapped wilderness in the 1850s when George Washington Sears left Saginaw Bay for a solitary trek across the Lower Peninsula. He intended to...

Coyotes aren’t fun anymore!

by Darryl Quidort February 01, 2017 I’ve tent camped and hunted “Out West” many times where I’ve always enjoyed the coyote serenade each evening at sundown. The yips, yipes, and howls always made the trip into a genuine Western experience. It...

Exploring Michigan’s HIGHEST PLACES

by Darryl Quidort December 01, 2016 Mount Arvon, located in the Huron Mountain Range of Baraga County, is designated as Michigan’s highest point. The definition of a mountain is pretty vague though. Some sources say, “rising over 1,000 feet from...

Michigan’s most underrated game animal

by Darryl Quidort November 01, 2016 Although many Michigan hunters cut their hunting teeth on small game, most advanced quickly to big game hunting. In the rush to make the whitetail deer the undisputed king of Michigan hunting, the most abundant game animal, the...