Call Deer In Close

Using deer calls during the archery deer season can be one of the most exciting and rewarding tactics for bringing a whitetail deer into shooting range. With a wide variety of commercial calls available today on the market it’s not difficult to find one that mimics a...

Big Fall Walleyes

November is one of the best months to catch a wall hanger walleye. Big, thick-shouldered, 30-inch class walleyes that buckle the angler’s knees when they finally get them up to the surface. The kind of walleye that makes anglers yell so loud others can hear them a...

On Being Sharp

Open a kitchen drawer in anyone’s home, and count how many knives you find that will shave strips from a sheet of paper. It’s a statistical truth that you aren’t likely to find even one, not unless it’s new and has never been used. There was a time, before the late...

WIDE RACK MONARCH

The thrill of seeing a Booner Buck taken by your son   A branch snapped, and suddenly a doe pranced through the underbrush. In the distance, there was a movement from a huge whitetail body. From the dense thicket and tall grass, a massive rack sparkled in the...

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The vanishing deer camp

The vanishing deer camp

A once grand Michigan tradition slipping through our fingers   Deer hunting just isn’t what it once was. Time, man, Mother Nature and technology has changed it. But then again, what hasn’t changed, absolutely nothing. Today, the very best hunting is in the...

Toxic Swampland Demon!

Toxic Swampland Demon!

With the crisp days of autumn here, I increase my explorations of the wondrous world of our wetlands, swamps, and marshlands. But this year, as in years before, I will be watchful for, and ever wary of the scarlet demon of our wetlands, a toxic tree-like shrub that...

Who ever thought?

Who ever thought?

Covid-19 forces cancellation of Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend   Who ever thought? We didn't think it would happen, but it did. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to challenge our world and, unfortunately, prohibits us from holding the...

Last-minute tips for Bow Opener

Last-minute tips for Bow Opener

As a serious bowhunter, procrastination makes me cringe. The thought of putting things off, especially when it comes to bowhunting, it doesn’t sit well with my desire to put some meat in the freezer. This action can prevent us from tackling tasks that should have been...

September’s Best Fishing

September’s Best Fishing

September has long been known as a month of transition for fishing in Michigan. Besides the fact that many sportsmen and women are starting to turn their attention to hunting, the bites in many areas have, at the very least, changed, and some are completely gone....

A FAWN IS BORN

A FAWN IS BORN

After more than 20 years of walking with whitetails of both sexes, I came the closest I’ve ever been to film the birth of a fawn on May 26. I came across an adult doe that’s 8- or 9-years-old that I’ve been walking with since she was a fawn that had just given birth...

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