With early ice forming on the St. Mary’s River’s Munuscong Bay, the author and friends enjoyed a good day of fishing.
After a few days on the stand, writer always feels as if he’s closing in on venison, and that if he could just sit one more day, he’d be able to connect. That hope will have to hold him until next year.
Swans, grebes, shorebirds and others help hunters pass the time in a duck blind.
Although teal action was slow, Canada geese provided a great start to the early waterfowl hunting seasons.
While paddling the other day, author got to thinking about spearing fish and whether an SUP would make a good platform for spearing, too.
The popularity of bicycles to get into the backcountry growing with hunters and fishers.
I whined about cabin fever a couple months ago, and I’m sorry to say that my outdoor drought continues – in most respects. In May, I wrote to say I hoped I’d soon be telling you about enjoying wild turkey on the grill or pulling fish into the boat. Well, as of the first day of summer, the boat has…
Hunters enjoy a textbook turkey hunt on a foggy Michigan morning.
The author hopes these gobblers will be ready and waiting when his season opens on May 1. (Photo by Tom Pink)I’ve had cabin fever after a long winter before, but nothing has compared to this year, and it has nothing to do with how long the winter has been here in the north country. Make no mistake, winter has held…
It’s time for paddlers to help shoulder the weight of paying for public access and law enforcement on state waterways.
Ice carousels are gaining in popularity. Fishermen are even getting in on the act, using a carousel to troll for fish through the ice.
Frigid conditions don’t deter eagles, ducks, mink, fox and other wildlife from daily activities under the bridge in Sault Ste Marie.
Here’s to a great 2017 – and hopes of fishing and hunting more, and maybe trying some new things in 2018 as well.
Michigan’s waterfowl season ended with a sky full of ducks, including mostly mallards and a few black ducks.
The 2017 Michigan firearms deer season ended too soon for the author.
Michigan’s hunter safety program has helped reduce the number of hunting casualties in Michigan.
Action on a recent Michigan waterfowl hunt was so fast and furious that the hunters had little time to visit and catch up.
The author opened the early waterfowl hunting seasons by dropping a Canada goose and feels things can only get better from here on out.
Constant vigilance needed to keep geese, deer from overtaking city parks, ball fields.
A recent fishing trip on the St. Mary’s River produced a variety of fish.
Perhaps the best tactic for defeating an invasive species is to market them as edible and encourage people to catch and eat as many as possible.
Michigan repealed its ban on Sunday hunting, but 10 states still enforce such a law.
Whisperings from the whitefish whisperer on shorter leaders, perhaps, to put more fish in the cooler.
Although no keeper walleyes were caught on a recent fishing excursion, the author and his buddy had an good day enjoying Michigan’s abundant natural resources.
They’ll be setting survey nets throughout the river during the month of August, hoping to capture a variety of the river’s species to record data on abundance, growth, mortality and size of fish populations.
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.