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.
Opening a hunting season for sandhill cranes in Michigan would endear them to the support, power and money of Michigan’s hunting community.
Wind and rain put a damper on opener.
The DNR effort left the author scratching his head, with more questions than answers.
Michigan’s hunter safety program has helped reduce the number of hunting casualties in Michigan.
Bowhunters in Michigan are finding more and more rubs and scrapes, indicating that white-tailed bucks are on the move and the pre-rut activity surge has begun.
“How’d I miss?” It’s a common question for shotgun shooters, whether at the range or in the field. Obviously, you shot too high, too low, too far in front, too far behind or a combination of these such as high and behind. A more important question is how can you tell? You can’t. A better answer is you shouldn’t be…
Action on a recent Michigan waterfowl hunt was so fast and furious that the hunters had little time to visit and catch up.
I used to work for the DNR. At the time, when I needed a short answer to the question, “Where do you work?” I’d just say, “I work for the DNR.” Almost all people knew what the initials, “DNR” stood for, but if the person continued the questioning for some reason, their next question was usually, “Oh, so you are…
There are always options when posing for a picture with a freshly caught fish, including the new balancing act.