Panel scoring STATE RECORD

by Richard P. Smith July 01, 2018 The typical 12-pointer that 78-year-old Cary Shear from Ann Arbor collected with a crossbow on November 11, 2017 in Washtenaw County is still a new state record among typical crossbow kills after being panel measured by three...

22-Point Nontypical

by Richard P. Smith June 01, 2018 After blowing a chance at a nice 8-pointer during bow season, Joe Blugerman from Munith was hoping to make up for the missed opportunity with another buck during gun season. He got that chance on November 25, 2017, and this time...

Big U.P. Buck

by Richard P. Smith May 01, 2018 Phil Long from Brownstown bagged one of the biggest bucks known taken in the U.P. during 2017 seasons in terms of antler size, and it almost got away. If it weren’t for a hot doe on the Ontonagon County portion of the Ottawa...

STATE RECORD Typical Buck…CROSSBOW

by Richard P. Smith April 01, 2018 If it weren’t for Gary Shear, we probably wouldn’t have known that his twin brother, 78-year-old Cary from Ann Arbor, bagged a pending state record typical crossbow buck last fall in Washtenaw County. “My brother...

Bears two ways

by Richard P. Smith February 01, 2018 Most bear hunters either hunt over bait or with hounds, but the Wilde Family from Howell found out that double teaming bruins by employing both methods can be twice as effective. Jim Wilde and his two sons, Lucius and Dawson,...