What’s a good fishing knot? That’s simple. If you tie a hook on the end of a fishing line with a simple or perhaps a complicated series of twists, turns, loops and laps; hang a worm on the hook; catch a fish with it and the knot holds tight and the line doesn’t snap at the hook, it’s a good…
The fact that this hunter’s decoy is a mounted gobbler may have escalated this intense interaction.
Volunteers at Elberta Beach work to eradicate baby’s breath. (Grand Traverse Conservancy District photo)Invasive species often have ugly, dangerous, often xenophobic-sounding names. Even if a person had never heard of a sea lamprey, its name sounds like a customer you wouldn’t want to meet. The red swamp crayfish could be an escapee from a Hollywood movie set, and Asian carp…
New perch regulations in Michigan have reduced the daily creel limit to 25 perch per angler, per day, on most Michigan waters.
The secret to jumping from one phase to another in our outdoors pursuits? Having enough room for storage
The first step a person with a problem of some sort has is to admit that he or she has a problem. I’ve always had a problem (actually, a series of problems), and they were always related to having too much stuff. In my rabbit-hunting “phase,” I realized I had a problem when there were a dozen beagles in my…
Is it time for non-motorized watercraft to have some sort of identification prominently displayed?
Spring arrived on March 20, but you wouldn’t know it if you live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
It can have a positive impact on your ice fishing outing, and sometimes it has nothing to do with catching fish.
It took a while, but the writer finally got his ice shack dug out of the woods and set up on the ice. (Photos by Tom Pink)Several weeks into this year’s ice fishing season, we were still trying to get our ice shack out on the river and were having a tough time of it. Well, in spite of the…
Dogs are a man’s best friend, but if your pup goes everywhere with you, including ice fishing, be sure to follow these tips to ensure its safety.
Braided fishing line and a tube of super glue top the list of materials needed to replace a broken line guide on your fishing rod. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld) I use the winter months as a time to sort, inspect and maintain the rods, reels and other gear I use and abuse spring, summer and fall. This way, I have…
For anglers and hunters, resolutions don’t necessarily begin on Jan. 1.
New research at Lousiana State University points to a bacterial connection to chronic wasting disease.
Patience and persistence paid off during Michigan’s late antlerless deer season.
With early ice forming on the St. Mary’s River’s Munuscong Bay, the author and friends enjoyed a good day of fishing.
Cell phones and 911 service have, no doubt, saved countless lives since they were invented. But they don’t take the place of personal responsibility and common sense. It often seems that as we rely more on technology, it’s at the expense of responsibility and common sense.
As a trapper, you never know what might lie around the bend.
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.
A sharp knife is a valuable tool, but what’s the secret to keeping your blade sharp?
I was once told by a person who ran a “roto-rooter” type business that a septic tank at a private home would never clog up or wear out if the homeowner treated it right. Of course, he was in the business either because he was wrong or because homeowners were being abusive to their private sewage systems. Millions of homes…
Now is best the time for bowhunters to get into the woods and have a close encounter with the buck of their dreams.
Swans, grebes, shorebirds and others help hunters pass the time in a duck blind.
This isn’t a blog about how expensive fishing, camping, hiking or participating in other traditional outdoor recreation has become. Compared to most recreational pursuits, it’s affordable. No wonder it’s so popular and its popularity is why it’s become “big recreation” in the same sense as big oil, big pharma or other big businesses. It’s easy to recognize most business categories…
The rash from poison ivy usually appears within 24 to 72 hours of exposure.Seated in the waiting room at the local urgent care center isn’t where I’d planned to be, yet there I was, waiting patiently and scratching wildly at my throat, upper chest, and a couple spots on my arm. I’m part of the 85 percent of Americans who…
Although teal action was slow, Canada geese provided a great start to the early waterfowl hunting seasons.
Using drone boats instead of research vessels could have a huge impact on cost effectiveness of Great Lakes fishery research.