The hunt for Bullwinkle

On December 5, 2022, deer hunter Roger Pankey got an early Christmas present. Pankey received a trail camera photo of a giant buck on his private property in southern Michigan’s Cass County. The buck was ultra-wide, carried heavy mass and was adorned with a lot of...

MASS MONSTER

It was November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and Rick Cross was deer hunting in southern Calhoun County from a stand he hadn’t hunted all season. This particular stand overlooked a marshy lake bottom, exactly the type of place you would think whitetails would...

Calhoun County 190” Nontypical

Like the year before, thirty-four-year-old Dominic Simmons planned on hunting the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) land located in southern Calhoun County. The NHBP distribute sections of hunting land on a first come, first served basis and according...

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...

Mike’s Monster

November 16, 2021, the second day of Michigan’s annual firearm deer season, forty-four-year-old Mike Sassano shot a potential Boone and Crocket typical buck in Southwest Michigan’s Berrien County. Sassano was hunting a grown-over fallow field that ten years prior was...