Hunting, fishing licenses soar during pandemic

COVID-19 introduces many new sportsmen to Michigan’s great outdoor opportunities   The only place we knew we were safe was outside, a spitting distance from others. COVID-19 has changed our way of life forever. Our Governor ordered us to stay home and not...

Success was in the wind

Determined teen arrows Lapeer County monster expected to score 140-plus   Austin Roy has a deep love and appreciation for the outdoors. His family recognized Austin’s love for the outdoors early on and extended their arm of knowledge and provided opportunity....

The vanishing deer camp

A once grand Michigan tradition slipping through our fingers   Deer hunting just isn’t what it once was. Time, man, Mother Nature and technology has changed it. But then again, what hasn’t changed, absolutely nothing. Today, the very best hunting is in the...

Who ever thought?

Covid-19 forces cancellation of Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend   Who ever thought? We didn’t think it would happen, but it did. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to challenge our world and, unfortunately, prohibits us from holding the...

Take a kid catchin’ and teach ’em to fish

Farm ponds provided livestock water while in the pasture. On our farm, most were muddy, had a distinct odor of cow manure, trampled shorelines and large snapping turtles. Today, with stocking programs old farm ponds have turned into a great place to introduce fishing...