Unscheduled stops along the road to awareness

Nothing whispers “early winter in Michigan” more than taking a lazy drive down unpaved side roads on a Saturday afternoon. No matter the outside temperatures, the truck’s heater maintains civility within. The pleasant crunching of the tires on the snow provides nice...

Outdoor Writers Offer Scholarship: $3,000 UP FOR GRABS!

It’s the fall of the year when three things always flourish in fine fettle: students’ return to school, wondrous outdoor activities and football. The Michigan Outdoor Writers Association (MOWA) steers clear of the pigskin and the sidelines, but its new...

My Thoughts, My Views, My Opinions…

by Tom Carney February 01, 2015 When assessing or analyzing the sides in most arguments, confrontations, or – in the case of close calls in athletic competitions – rules interpretations, my late father-in-law Charles was fond of observing, “It all depends on...

New to the game…

  As Donald J. Smith of Grand Rapids piloted his Pilatus PC-12 turboprop plane from Michigan to North Dakota, part of the intercom conversation with his co-pilot Tim Fox went like this: “Let’s see,” said Smith. “With the pheasant we can...

A little prep work goes a long way

Choosing A Bird Dog… During next month’s “Woods-n-Water News” Outdoor Weekend, I’ll be able to stroll through the puppy tent without regret. Now, I didn’t say “without temptation,” and I didn’t say “without...