With a turkey in the freezer and morel mushrooms in the bag, the author has enjoyed some outstanding spring opportunities in Michigan’s great outdoors.
Michigan – Tom Pink
May is the prime month for finding morel mushrooms in Michigan.
Upper Peninsula hunter gets an early start this year on turkey hunting in Michigan.
Ice not completely gone, but enough of it has retreated and broken up to allow careful angler to search for perch while dodging icebergs.
Michigan’s unusual ice fishing season is hanging on in northern Michigan, with whitefish moving into the spotlight.
A little common sense and courtesy will go a long way when launching your fishing boat.
That was the last time I’ll be driving the truck on the ice this year, though, unless we get another prolonged period of cold weather.
Red fox, like most predators, are opportunistic feeders especially when they live in a city.
A snowshoe hike in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula turns up signs of showshoe hare, grey squirrels, deer, fox and beaver.
Whether it’s fishing, hunting, hiking or snowmobiling the Lake Gogebic area offers lots of adventure.
More than a few years ago, a friend noted that our duck hunts might best be described as “bird-watching with guns” since we often observed many species of birds, including ducks, but didn’t shoot many of them.
Newcomers to hunting, fishing and trapping remind many of us why we started our outdoor pursuits in the first place.
Unusual fishing conditions serve up tasty walleyes on Big Manistique Lake.
The bite for lake herring is hot in July on Lake Huron and in the St. Mary’s River.
Walleyes move into shallow water in June and jig fishing can be easy and productive.
View from the blind
A buddy and I were able to get out recently for what was probably our final ice fishing excursion, although it ended up as more of an “ice-hunting” trip than an ice-fishing trip.
I don’t get a chance to hunt rabbits over hounds nearly as much as I would like to do it, so when a friend provided an opportunity recently, I made like a rabbit and jumped at the chance.
Normally by the time the first day of winter arrives,we’ve had at least a couple weeks of winter-like weather already, at least in my neck of the woods, which is the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
One of the strangest duck seasons that I can remember in the many years I’ve been hunting has concluded.
Hunting takes center stage for most when fall arrives but some of the best fishing of the year also occurs when the leaves change colors.
Changing interests on Michigan waterways results in a lean freezer, but lots of fond memories.
A study at the University of Minnesota St. Paul found that bear heart rates increased when drones were flying nearby.
Urban and rural residents must remember to keep wild animals wild by leaving them alone when encountered.
Drifting with a chunk of nightcrawler on your hook is still a good technique to use to put walleye in your boat.
Spring clean-up along shore yields lots of trash including much left behind by careless anglers.