BOBCATS

“Bobcat tracks in the snow. Tell me, Mister Bobcat, where is it that you go?” ~Old Crow Medicine Show   The smallest wild cats in the Mitten State are enigmatic and elusive animals. Here are some amazingly awesome attributes of those beautiful, bobtailed bandits,...

MICHIGAN EAGLES

“I wanna fly like an eagle, to the sea. Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me.” ~Steve Miller Band   The bird bestowed with the honor of being our national symbol has an intriguing life history and ecology. Here are some fascinating facts about our...

The Essential…Six Fly Patterns!

by Patrick Bevier June 01, 2018 “If you were stranded on a sand bar island in the middle of your favorite river, and only had six fly patterns to choose from, what would they be?” That’s the inquiry I made to three Up North fly fishing aficionados...

Young women’s words of wisdom from a deer blind

by Patrick Bevier January 01, 2017 One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an educator is to listen to the delightful, sometimes profound, and often humorous things that children say (I’m thinking of a Kindergartener at my school glowing when he said,...

Get hooked on family fun at Kalkaska’s Trout Festival

Are you looking for some color after the grays of winter? How about catching a rainbow at Kalkaska’s National Trout Festival? This fishy occasion is Michigan’s second largest festival and it’s been going strong for the last 72 years. They would be on...