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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.

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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

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 »Recent Hunting Posts

Spring is a great time to observe grouse, turkeys, and pheasants

Three 'big birds' drum, strut and cackle as spring arrives

Three amigos: Spring greenheads on a backyard pond

A trio of mallards might teach us more about ducks and waterfowl migration than we could even imagine

Woodcock Limited is headed to the RAM Center

Upland game bird hunters are gathering in Roscommon next week as the international conservation group Woodcock Limited is holding a meeting and banquet at the RAM Center.

Sportsmen can turn tables on Humane Society of the United States by exposing this group to your friends

HSUS is only in it to bleed money from caring people

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.

Buck mount brings back memories of the successful hunt

Observing the mount takes him back to the field where he first saw the buck.

Planned puppyhood

Timing is important when picking a pup

Pheasants Forever, USDA sign MOU through 2020 to renew partner commitment to conservation

Recapping Pheasants Forever’s 2015 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Des Moines; 2016 event headed for Kansas City

DNR wants to enhance public hunting lands in southern Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in the process of establishing or updating the master plans for management of each of the state game areas in southern Michigan.

Last gasp: A traditional bunny hunt closes out the season

Save for the spring turkey hunt, hunting for rabbits is the last chance hunters have until the fall seasons begin

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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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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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