Banking On The RUT 3 Proven Strategies

If you’ve been hunting smart all fall, squirreling away the cold hard assets of low-pressure hunting, then November is the time to cash in and reap the rewards of your frugal habits. If you haven’t done this and have blown out your best areas due to overhunting them,...

Foundation thrives thanks to generosity

Our Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Foundation is closing in on 25 years since our first grant. We’re very proud of the financial help we have been able to offer our youth, the disabled, our veterans, clubs and organizations involved with the outdoors. Over the last couple...

DIY Public Land… MICHIGAN ELK HUNT!

The big revealing; every Michigan elk hunter starts their story by reflecting on the moment they learned that they won a highly desired elk hunting license. The MDNR holds an annual lottery for elk tags, and bull tags are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The only...

TROPHY WALLEYES And Where To Find Them!

Trophy walleyes are where you find them. Trophy, in this case, is a relative term because everyone’s personal best will be a different number. A five- or six-pounder could be considered a trophy to the walleye enthusiast just getting started in this game. For the...

Big bucks can break your heart

Deer hunt long enough, and it will happen. A buck with an uncanny ability to evade, is lucky and causes intense feelings of infatuation. This happened to me two years ago, in July. My trail camera revealed this beautiful 8-pointer standing on the trail’s edge, nosing...

RECENT EDITIONS

Fall river fishing for kings-trout-steelhead

Fall river fishing for kings-trout-steelhead

To me, September represents the end of summer, more so than the beginning of autumn. But, as it brings cooler nights and shorter daylight hours, it sets the stage for some great “fall” fishing on our main river bodies. Firstly, the Chinook, or “king” salmon, have been...

OUTDOOR WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 9 – 11

OUTDOOR WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 9 – 11

It’s a celebration of our Outdoor Heritage, the first weekend after Labor Day and the annual kick-off t0 the fall season; it’s the 36th annual Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 9-11 at the Fairgrounds in Imlay City. We have lined up an outstanding event for...

FRESHWATER DRUM or SHEEPSHEAD

FRESHWATER DRUM or SHEEPSHEAD

Great Lakes anglers are surprised when they set the hook and find they’re attached to a sheepshead. Freshwater drum can be found across the Great Lakes and in the larger tributaries. They are regular catch by anglers targeting other species. Most are disappointed when...

BLACK BEARS

BLACK BEARS

One of Michigan’s most massive mammals are those unbelievably brawny, beautiful and berry-loving black bears. Hold on firmly for a few fun facts about these abundant, animated and awe-inspiring animals: Name Game: The scientific name of the American black bear is...

FUNNELED

FUNNELED

Usually, when a hunter hears the term funnel, we naturally visualize a valley in the terrain deer follow religiously. But there are many other types of funnels; in Michigan, with its mild terrain, funnels could be found in the form of fence rows, hedge rows, man-made...

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