647 POUND MONSTER BLACK BEAR!

When I was told that a 650-pound bear was killed in northern Michigan, I was taken by surprise, and after I saw the pictures, I was shocked at the size of this bear. I was even more surprised to learn that a 14-year-old hunting with her father harvested this monster...

OLD BUCKS LOVE SNOW

Have you noticed how big bucks go into hiding during the gun season? But there is one important weather condition that brings them from shadowy lairs…fresh snow. For some unknown reason, falling snow seems to calm wary animals, making them curious, anxious to feed or...

Monster Fish Caught by 9-Year-Old

  Nine-year-old Roger Sampier III of Carsonville went on the fishing experience of a lifetime. Knowing Roger’s love of fishing, his aunt Ashley Paterson and uncle Todd Paterson scheduled him a sturgeon fishing trip for Christmas last year. On October 12, Roger,...

The Muskegon River; A Great Fishery

For the last 10 years, I have fished the Muskegon for steelhead and trout three to four times a year – two or three times in late fall and one or two times in the spring. We fish the river in and around the Newaygo area. We ride in a jet sled with our guide Ross...

Michigan’s hunting and fishing guides could see new regulations

Michigan hunting and fishing guides could soon be required to obtain a license and meet other requirements under legislation promoted by the state’s largest conservation groups. State lawmakers held the first committee hearing on the bi-partisan bill package on Oct....

RECENT EDITIONS

KAYAK FISHING NOVEMBER (and beyond)

KAYAK FISHING NOVEMBER (and beyond)

Growing numbers of kayak anglers are leaving behind the notion that kayak fishing in Michigan is a fair-weather sport. The fact is, an ice angler’s loss is a kayaker’s gain. As winters (especially in the lower tier of The Mitten) produce less ice, fishing the open...

Celebrating the power of public lands

Celebrating the power of public lands

If your upcoming plans include small game hunting, an archery hunt, hiking or biking on a scenic forest trail, camping at a state park – or one of the countless other outdoor experiences Michiganders enjoy – chances are, you value our state’s public lands. Land...

DNR’s 2021 DEER HUNTING PREVIEW

DNR’s 2021 DEER HUNTING PREVIEW

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its annual deer hunting preview just ahead of the deer hunting seasons, which began Sept. 11. Overall, conditions look excellent for the upcoming seasons, and deer hunters can expect hunting to be as good or...

FALL WALLEYE FISHING

FALL WALLEYE FISHING

  There is good news for fishermen who just can’t get enough walleye fishing action. The month of October offers up great fishing for those who prefer to troll and those who would prefer to have the rod in their hands. Anglers who target walleye in the fall are...

Vocal communication of whitetails

Vocal communication of whitetails

Instead of relying heavily upon complex visual displays and voiced sounds for social communication, whitetails make greater use of scent-marking to communicate matters of social significance. This doesn’t mean whitetails are voiceless. Using sophisticated electronic...

Michigan Team Collects $50,000 First-Place

Michigan Team Collects $50,000 First-Place

At Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open Regional Qualifying Event on Lake St. Clair   Amateur fishing buddies Neil Vande Biezen and Jakob Zona claimed first place at the regional qualifying event for the Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team...

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