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  • Turkey numbers stable as season nears

    Turkey numbers stable as season nears

    Spring turkey hunters can expect to see ample numbers of gobblers this spring in their historic ancestrial range in southern Michigan, and slightly fewer birds as they head north.

  • Debate continues over coyote-wolf hybrids

    Debate continues over coyote-wolf hybrids

    Reports of coyote-wolf hybrids in Michigan have sparked debate online in recent months, and research by the University of Michigan and the DNR confirms their existence.

  • Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

    Pot calls: Best bet for beginning wild turkey hunters

    Mouth calling is great, but most experienced gobbler chasers and expert callers always carry an assortment of slate, glass, or graphite pot calls.

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Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

New model boats keep the best, update the rest

2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

Four strokes still coming on strong in outboard marketplace

Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Naughty or Nice

After a season of hunting and fishing, the outdoor enthusiasts in your life are sure to know what gear needs replacing, upgrading, or retiring

2015 brings more value-priced ATVs, bigger side-by-side UTVs

Manufacturers of traditional ATVs and the increasingly popular side-by-side UTVs are expanding their lineups at both ends of the spectrum.

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Archive »Fishing Tips

Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.

Structure and top colors for super-late ice season crappies and bluegills [Video]

With the end of hard water looming, “T3” catches an impressive mixed bag of panfish during the glorious warm-weather days of mid-March

Youth and hard water: Tips for taking kids ice fishing

Youngsters naturally love to crank up fish. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll help build the next generation of anglers, plus a fishing buddy for life.

The toughest angling decision: When to leave fish… for fish!

Tearing yourself away from a fair bite or spot to locate excellent action: a fishing necessity under prime conditions

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Archive »Hunting Tips

Remember all aspects of safety during this deer hunting season

Whether you're hunting via firearm, archery, or muzzleloader (in a treestand or ground blind) have a mental safety checklist whenever you head afield.

Archery hunting during the deer rut — bowhunting advice from an expert

Successful Pope and Young record holder offers advice on how to be successful at archery hunting during the rut.

Gobbler hunting strategies: The snood reveals the mood

During that turkey hunting moment of truth, closely watch that fleshy appendage hanging off the beak of a boss tom.

Three great stands for hunting the rut

Narrowing down my top stand sites for hunting the rut to only three is not easy.

 

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  • Boat Prep 101

    Boat Prep 101

    With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

  • Killing time

    Killing time

    A long winter, but fishing season looms

  • Women in the outdoor sports: Making an impact!

    Women in the outdoor sports: Making an impact!

    A new generation of hunting and fishing gals are casting and blasting their way into success afield as well as outdoor media, seminars, and promotions.

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Boat Prep 101

With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.

Youth and hard water: Tips for taking kids ice fishing

Youngsters naturally love to crank up fish. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll help build the next generation of anglers, plus a fishing buddy for life.

Ice fishing tips: Refining your jigging techniques for light-biting crappies and sunfish

Catch more fish with the right bait or lure, then know how to identify the slightest of bites.

A multi-species approach to mid- and late-ice fishing season locations

Walleyes, bluegills, crappies, and pike face similar constraints as the mid-ice season of February unfolds

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Archive »Cooking

Fajita Kabobs

Looking for a recipe that makes a tough cut of meat something worth savoring?

Spicy Grilled Hungarian Partridge

With grouse and partridge seasons here, you couldn’t find a better reason to fire up the grill this fall for this simple, yet elegant presentation that uses your fresh birds

Aging & Cutting Game Meat

What Makes Wild Meat Tough? There are two factors: the animal itself and the hunter.

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Archive »Travel

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

Planning, preparation make a difference

Writer's treehouse stay doesn't disappoint

House built by Ohio couple near Mohican

Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

A bass’n plan: Head south for open water

The Great Lakes region offers fabulous bass fishing – except during the winter when the lakes are frozen and the seasons are closed.

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