Venison – From the field to the table

Here in the agriculture-rich Thumb, it is pretty easy to say our local whitetails can be considered as being “farm-fed.” The deer in these parts feed pretty good, which means their venison is of the highest quality when everything is properly done from the field to...

The Lady ‘Deerslayer’ of the Thumb

Connie Osentoski of Cass City didn’t begin hunting deer until 18 years ago, but it has turned into a passion she shares with her husband Marty. The fact is with their busy schedule of handling Osentoski Realty and Auctioneering which is nearly a seven days a...

The return of lake sturgeon to the historic Cass River

The return of lake sturgeon to the historic Cass RiverThe lake sturgeon found in the Great Lakes is unique in that it has remained the same since prehistoric times. The fact that it features cartilage instead of bones like other fish has it closely related to sharks....

The wonderful essence of early squirrel hunting

The wonderful essence of early squirrel huntingWhen summer winds down and begins to transcend into autumn, I automatically think of squirrel hunting, and you can’t beat Michigan for pursuing this unique outdoor pastime. It doesn’t require much traveling...

Chronic Wasting Disease

A mysterious and insidious pariah of nature…   by Tom Lounsbury November 01, 2017 Needless to say folks, in order to properly write this article I have to use some big words which I have trouble even pronouncing much less being sure I spell everything...