Despite a bluebird sky and an assortment of decoys, the geese just weren’t flying in the author’s direction this day. But that’s OK, because every hunt isn’t about bring home dinner.
Michigan – Tom Pink
A potential forest fire at the Round Island Point Preserve was averted by quick thinking and rapid response.
Occasionally, when everything comes together nicely, an outdoors adventure may last minutes rather than hours. This was one of those occasions.
Despite the temptation to help wildlife, feeding wild animals is usually not a good idea. It habituates the animals and teaches them to eat from non-natural food sources.
The author’s fishing shack has been a very good spearing shack this winter.
An assortment of rifle rounds, shotgun pellets and other trinkets preserve memories of past hunts.
The author used to fear the darkness, but now he embraces it.
As populations have increased wild turkeys have become a nuisance is some areas.
Despite being uncomfortable and often downright unpleasant, the alluring call of a duck blind keeps hunters coming back year after year.
Decoys come in different shapes and sizes, and hold different memories.
It can be therapeutic, regardless of if you’re in a goose marsh or on a sunny beach.
The St. Mary’s River from the boat ramp across the street from Pink’s house on a recent weekend. (Photo by Tom Pink)In my little town of Sault Ste. Marie, one is never far from the St. Mary’s River. For 30 years, we lived in a house about a mile from the river, and on quiet mornings before the traffic ramped…
Modern advances save the day for a successful fisherman.
A final ice angling jaunt of 2021 generates memories, and some misplaced jumbos find a home.
Sometimes combining work with recreation is the ticket to happiness.
News reports run the gamut from a trapping season for Bigfoot to “three-splash” duck rule.
Here’s hoping January will give Lake Superior ice fishermen a gift, just as November and December did for bird hunters.
Fishing is fantastic in the St. Mary’s River for both pink and Atlantic salmon.
Intel gathering paddleboard trip on the St. Mary’s River proves beneficial.
Old photographs can spark memories of outdoor activities and excursions of the past.
A 35-year adventure to hunt down lake herring continues.
There are those among us who throw themselves completely into whatever tasks they have at hand.
Wonders of our natural world are worth looking up – and out – for.
The hunt ended much like it always does, with smiles and gratitude, sunlight warming our faces and the wild things carrying on as if nothing had happened. The only thing missing in the congratulatory ritual was the usual high-five or handshake – just an elbow bump, this year.
Setting road blocks in front of people trying to recreate outdoors does little to stem the tide of COVID-19.
People who enjoy the outdoors already know the health benefits of being outside.