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  • Ammo shortage shows signs of easing in state

    Ammo shortage shows signs of easing in state

    Michigan ammunition retailers believe that supply for many rounds has caught up to a spike in demand that began in 2012, but some calibers, especially .22s, remain hard to keep in stock.

  • Bowhunters to see some effects of winter

    Bowhunters to see some effects of winter

    Despite a tough winter on Michigan’s deer herd throughout the state, bowhunters can anticipate similar conditions as last year in most regions when the archery season opens Oct. 1.

  • Passed: SFWCA OK’d in Lansing

    Passed: SFWCA OK’d in Lansing

    Legislature votes in favor of science-based wild game management

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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.

Fathers Day 2014 Gift Guide

Getting the best gift for the guy who got you started

So many great lines... so little time to fish

In 2014’s new fishing line, choices abound for any style of angling

Wireless fishing electronics: A look at the brave new world of on-the-water Wi-Fi

Where once Lowrance’s iconic “Green Box” revolutionized fishing by showing anglers what lies beneath the surface

Outdoor Steward: Outfitting your ATV for field work

Reaping the greatest benefit from your wooded land or other rural property requires employing good stewardship practices

Archive »Fishing Tips

Best in years? Excellent fishing pattern developing for fall walleyes in 2014

Jig-n-minnow, crankbaits, and live-bait rigs all provide top presentations for autumn walleyes

Narrowing down crankbait color choices this open-water fishing season

Choosing the proper crankbait color for largemouth and smallmouth bass

The Edge: Obvious, invisible, and electric locations to catch every species of fish

Mud edges, wind-blown edges, weed edges, bottom contour edges, transition edges, even algal edges!

Take figure-eight to next level with 'Hang Move'

Muskie fishermen who practice figure eights after every cast know the maneuver will increase their catches by around 25 percent each season

Archive »Hunting Tips

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.

Deer and bowhunting: Treestand safety starts now

Leaving up your stands all year can lead to dangerous hunting situations.

Alaska Game and Fish shares bear safety tips

Although the heavy winter snow may have them wanting to hit the snooze button, it won't be long before local bears begin to rise and shine for the spring.

 

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Take figure-eight to next level with 'Hang Move'

Muskie fishermen who practice figure eights after every cast know the maneuver will increase their catches by around 25 percent each season

Lay Over Walleyes

Anglers love to follow cliches. Many of these cliches get taken as truths and get repeated until nobody ever questions what them

Water temp is key to locating Great Lakes trout, salmon

If there’s one absolute about how water temperatures affect salmon movement in the Great Lakes, it’s that there is absolutely no magic formula for homing in on the hottest bite.

A Bass'n Plan: Open water tactics for 2014

Top presentations for spring bass

A bass anglers approach to electronics

Properly employing digital age components will help you catch more fish

Archive »Cooking

Blueberry Pie with cream cheese

While we normally profile favorite main-dish recipes to utilize your fish and game, picking up your fork for a slice of homemade pie is a tradition that we’re honoring with this week’s featured recipe.

Preparation is the key to dining on good deer

In the coming several weeks, hunters will acquire tons – literally – of good meat for the table.

Pecan Turkey with Maple Sauce

With maple season in full swing, now is a great time to enjoy some of that fresh, boiled sap.

Archive »Travel

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.

Road Tripping for turkeys: Planning your 2014 Spring Hunts

Short of a thunderous gobble on the roost, nothing gets a spring gobbler hunter’s thoughts racing more than the words “road trip.”

A Rite of Winter: Western Big-Game Hunting Deadlines

The west is home to elk, bear, antelope, mule deer and whitetails but it also has opportunities for more exotic species like ibex, oryx and javelina.

Road-Tripping for Turkeys: Plan now for spring of 2013

It’s never too early to start planning for the spring of 2013.

2014 OUTDOOR NEWS
YOUTH WRITING CONTEST

Fancy yourself a prodigy in outdoors writing? Maybe you recall an interesting day afield you’d like to share. If so, Outdoor News invites you to enter our 2014 Youth Writing Contest, sponsored by Cabela’s.

Top prize in each of two categories, Senior (grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 6-8) will win $100 and an award plaque.

Second prize, plus a poetry winner in each age group, will receive $50 and a plaque

For more details, contest rules and
entry forms, click here.

 

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