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.
They’ve changed their tactics from legislative to legal challenges.
Participation in fishing across the country was up by nearly 2 million people last year, according to survey.
While paddling the other day, author got to thinking about spearing fish and whether an SUP would make a good platform for spearing, too.
A recent charter fishing trip on Lake Michigan starts with a bang and ends with tasty coho, chinook salmon, lake trout and steelhead.
Zebra mussels, like these, and quagga mussels are two of the most disruptive invasive species in our waters. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld)I recently wrote and reported on the giveaway of Michigan tax dollars to scientists, deep-thinkers and/or used car salesmen who could envision the best method of keeping those pesky Asian carp (now endemic in much of the Mississippi River…
The popularity of bicycles to get into the backcountry growing with hunters and fishers.
If you have ever aspired to build your own boat, the Great Lakes Boat Building School may be just what you are looking for.
If you use the best wood available, you’ll get the best campfire. (Photo by Bill Parker) I don’t think there is any kind of wood from any kind of tree that won’t burn. Want a campfire? Burn wood – use any kind of wood, it will burn. Some wood will burn fast, some slow, some will make great coals, some…