Macomb County’s #2 NONTYPICAL

Chris Frey from New Baltimore bagged the second highest scoring nontypical whitetail on record for Macomb County, according to the eleventh edition of Michigan Big Game Records, while hunting with a muzzleloader on November 29. The trophy buck has a 17-point rack that...

30 Years a lab guy

I’m fortunate to have owned and hunted over several different Labrador Retrievers in recent years. I’m equally fortunate to have also been involved in the day-to-day training and hunting development of a dozen other dogs owned by family members, friends and hunting...

Wildlife Council releases wildlife management survey findings

On Tuesday, January 28, at the Michigan History Center in Lansing, the Michigan Wildlife Council both released findings from a survey on the public’s awareness of wildlife management funding in the state and unveiled an exhibit highlighting six such management success...

The D’s Walleyes

The Detroit River walleye run might be the most exciting, fun time to catch a limit of fish for some tasty fillets. But the idea of heading to the Motor City and launching your own boat to partake can be quite intimidating. Yours truly was that first-timer last...

Frog Calls and Frog Legs

The 25th annual Michigan DNR-Natural Heritage Program Frog and Toad Survey begins April 1 and ends about July 10. Designed to estimate the numbers of Michigan’s thirteen species of frogs and toads, the survey is carried out by volunteers. In 2019 there were 98...

RECENT EDITIONS

Unscheduled stops along the road to awareness

Unscheduled stops along the road to awareness

Nothing whispers “early winter in Michigan” more than taking a lazy drive down unpaved side roads on a Saturday afternoon. No matter the outside temperatures, the truck’s heater maintains civility within. The pleasant crunching of the tires on the snow provides nice...

FISH TAPEWORMS

FISH TAPEWORMS

National Institutes of Health, June 2019: “Fish tapeworm infection inhumans is seeing a resurgence due to changes in eating habits as well as globalization. It is estimated there are 20 million human cases worldwide.” How many are there in Michigan? Two or three, a...

TROPHY BUCKS

TROPHY BUCKS

My First Buck...11-Point I had plans to hunt what I consider to be my best stand, but changing wind directions altered those plans. I decided to sit in a stand a few hundred yards away from the treestand I originally planned to sit. Sure enough, around 5 p.m. this...

MICHIGAN’S DAM STEELHEAD

MICHIGAN’S DAM STEELHEAD

Steelhead are special fish and one of their attributes is that they remain active no matter how low the water temperature drops. They will continue to chase lures even when the water super cools below 32 degrees. This makes it possible for Michigan anglers that prefer...

SPIKE

SPIKE

During the summer of 2019, a good friend of mine informed me that there was a rumor of a nice buck running around near a spot where I could hunt. Between a busy work schedule and my wife and I building a new house, I hadn’t hunted this area much the last couple of...

Michigan Bobcats

Michigan Bobcats

Bobcats are extremely stealthy. They are mostly nocturnal, making sightings even more rare...   Bobcats are an extremely stealthy animal. Although bobcats are relatively common, especially in Northern Michigan, most avid outdoor enthusiasts rarely see this...

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