Serenading predators

Predator hunting has become quite popular, with the main star of the event these days being the coyote, an amazingly adaptable (and very prolific) critter that has expanded its range across North America (beginning in the 20th Century) and has recently even ventured...

The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful resource

Located near Saginaw, Michigan, the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) was established in 1953 for use as an inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds, thanks to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and then authorized by the Migratory Bird Conservation...

VAMPIRE BUCK

Ken Martin of Cass City truly enjoys hunting Thumb whitetails, something he has been doing since he was a kid. Having taken his share of deer over the years, he isn’t a trophy hunter, but he always has his eye out for the “big one” like many deer hunters. Little did...

‘Rabbitat’

Someone recently told me that he was upset with the fact that the “Base License” in Michigan’s hunting license process now forces him, in reality, to purchase a small game license when his only real outdoor interest is deer hunting. He felt he was being forced to...

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...