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…
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…
Multiple organizations have joined forces in an effort to bring the Arctic grayling back ti Michigan.
The walleye bite has been very good this year in the St. Clair River.
Crowded nests and fallen nestlings are normal in nature. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld)I don’t remember why George and I were playing together that long-ago spring day. He was a couple years older than I and not particularly enamored of fishing and outdoor pursuits like me. We were near his house, where an overgrown lilac bush was located at the back…
Hunters enjoy a textbook turkey hunt on a foggy Michigan morning.
Even in Iowa, which has a larger ethanol production infrastructure than any other state, consumers are growing weary of ethanol mandates.
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…
Thanks to some adaptive calling, Michigan’s turkey hunting season off to a good start.
When setting up your fishing boat for the Great Lakes, consider having a couple of spare rod holders in strategic locations.
I have five brothers and five sisters. When people with fewer kids or siblings hear that, one of the first questions is, “How do (or did) you ever get anything planned?” Generally, they are talking about family outings (when we were all mostly children) or family get-togethers, now that we are grown. Believe it or not, the whole bunch of…
One of the highlights of deer hunting is sharing bounty with family and friends.
It’s time for paddlers to help shoulder the weight of paying for public access and law enforcement on state waterways.
Politicians get behind the latest tentative plan to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Ice carousels are gaining in popularity. Fishermen are even getting in on the act, using a carousel to troll for fish through the ice.
Catching a salmon in the Great Lakes is only half the battle. Making a boneless fillet is just as important.
Frigid conditions don’t deter eagles, ducks, mink, fox and other wildlife from daily activities under the bridge in Sault Ste Marie.
Stormwater runoff into our lakes and streams is a big problem that deserves attention.
The monetary value of an animal is no longer a criteria used to determine its worth to the world.
Here’s to a great 2017 – and hopes of fishing and hunting more, and maybe trying some new things in 2018 as well.
Jim Greer recently returned home in his solar-powered boat after completing a 7,200-mile voyage running totally on solar power.
Michigan’s waterfowl season ended with a sky full of ducks, including mostly mallards and a few black ducks.
The headline read, “NASA Grants MSU $1.5 Million to Study How Humans Hurt the Environment.” This is wrong in so many ways, starting with the headline. I’m horrible at writing headlines. They are supposed to be a tease, not the whole story. Even my weak headlining skills could produce something like, “Millions for Environmental Grant.” Journalism aside, the next thing…
The 2017 Michigan firearms deer season ended too soon for the author.