FALL TURKEY HUNTING

A Great Opportunity... The woods are quiet and still. It is 0-dark thirty and I walk a familiar path to my chosen ambush site, trying to get there before the birds awaken from their roosted slumber. When I reach my destination, I take a seat and relax… yes relax....

BEAVER PROBLEMS

Beaver populations have been relatively high for many decades due to lack of extensive trapping and abundant beaver food habitat like aspen. Beaver can cause considerable problems for county road commissions, other government road maintenance personnel, private land...

Lake Superior: Our Sleeping GIANT

  Lake Superior is Michigan’s sleeping giant. The largest of all five Great Lakes, Lake Superior encompasses almost 32,000 square miles of water. To put that in perspective, Lake Erie has about 1/3 the water mass of Lake Superior. With all that water, it would...

DEER FUNNELS . . . . The path to success!

Both my son Greg and I are inventors, over the years we had developed many new hunting tactics along with new patented hunting products that had sustained our A-Way Hunting Products business for many years. Lately though we had become so busy with our new “A-Way...

EARLY GOOSE SEASON

It was the raspy sound of huge wings beating at close range that sent my heart pounding. I couldn’t get the safety off my Winchester 12 ga. fast enough as the morning silence was broken by loud blasts from Scott Goldammer’s Super Black Eagle and giant Canada...

RECENT EDITIONS

Mid-summer into fall… a crankbait can do it all

Mid-summer into fall… a crankbait can do it all

Casting or trolling, my favorite lure is a crankbait... A flip of the lid of any of my tackle totes will prove that; they’re almost all filled with Rapalas of all shapes and sizes, each model with a specific action of its own. I use them often, late summer through...

A National Bass Fishing Powerhouse

A National Bass Fishing Powerhouse

A small Michigan College is building a reputation as… Collegiate level bass fishing is growing each year in Michigan. Colleges and Universities including Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Michigan, Grand Valley, Lake Superior State and...

Return of the Lawn Lobsters!

Return of the Lawn Lobsters!

Devil Crayfish, also known as mudbugs or crawdads; are the most widely spread crayfish of Michigan... Mysterious miniature “chimneys” are emerging in moist meadows and lawns as well as along stream banks across most of Michigan; just as they do every spring and well...

Feely fish theories and swimbaits

Feely fish theories and swimbaits

Here’s a stupid fish theory for you: The “feel” of a lure can be just as important as its “look...” We came up with this stupid fish theory long ago while trolling for salmon. Stupid fish theories, by the way, are things that anglers think up usually while waiting for...

SUMMER SLAB GILLS

SUMMER SLAB GILLS

Catching big panfish during the dog days of summer can be a cake walk if you understand the species and use savvy fishing strategies. I felt my rod tip jiggle as out of the weeds came a solid rod bending strike and I set the hook. For an instant the rod bent double...

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