BREAKING NEWS: DNR wants hunter input on proposed 2020 deer hunting regulations

  A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday at the commission’s regular monthly meeting, which was conducted in an online and...

How to find more MORELS

Morel mushroom hunting is upon us once again in the great state of Michigan. And let’s be clear, you want those tasty morsels, and you want them all. We all do. In this article, I am determined to help you do one thing this spring: Find more morels than you did last...

EPIC ’GILLS

Across the Great Lakes state anglers are poised for the once a year epic fishing phenomenon to fire up. When fish are snapping, the good news about colossal fishing quickly spreads and Michigan sportsmen take to the water in boats, canoes, flat bottoms, kayaks and...

LATE SEASON GOBBLERS

I’m usually fortunate enough to draw a spring turkey license for the first season in the area that I turkey hunt, however this doesn’t guarantee that I will be toting a gobbler over my shoulder on opening day. Oftentimes it can take several days of hard work,...

True vs. False MORELS

May is known as “morel month” in Michigan, and includes appearance of both the true morels and the so-called “false morels” or lorchels... Michigan is one of the nation’s largest producers of these highly sought wild delicacies. The season can begin, depending on...

RECENT EDITIONS

Macomb County’s #2 NONTYPICAL

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

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...

The D’s Walleyes

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

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...

Black Lake sturgeon season begins Feb. 1

Black Lake sturgeon season begins Feb. 1

Eager for the chance to catch one of Michigan’s most unique fish? The wait will soon be over! The lake sturgeon season on Black Lake, in Cheboygan County, begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, so make sure your license and registration are in order. Registration is...

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