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...

Wolf tracks shed little light…

A confirmed wolf pack in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula ends to evoke one of three emotions; a sense of wonder, a sense of outrage, or a sense of apprehension The recent news of a confirmed wolf pack in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula tends to evoke one of three...