Hook and Bullet
Anglers have strategies when moving from soft water to hard, but with mapping capabilities available, it’s not difficult to create a plan for where to try ice fishing first.
‘Spies’ watching Minnesota’s early-teal season say hunters continue to do well in not taking non-targeted species
The Minnesota DNR has completed its third and final “spy blind” report on hunter conduct and compliance during the special early teal season, and its findings for 2023 were unchanged from the past two years.<br
Michigan Cuffs & Collars: Angler takes eggs from salmon caught from St. Joseph River, leaves fish behind
Michigan cuffs and collars are field reports from Michigan DNR Conservation Officers. These reports are from the Dec. 8, 2023, edition of Michigan Outdoor News.
November 14 signaled the conclusion of the first portion of ruffed grouse season in Michigan. The second grouse season began Dec. 1, the day after the firearm deer season ended, and runs through Jan. 1.<br
Pennsylvania’s statewide regular firearms season for bears came to a close Nov. 21. Hunters in the traditional north-central and northeastern bear counties did well, but less so in non-traditional counties such as Huntingdon and Somerset.<br
Consider that every gun is always loaded, know your target and what’s behind it, don’t point at anything you’re not willing to destroy, and finger off the trigger until the site is on the target.<br
Commentary: Separate public and private-land antlerless “tags” should be part of Pennsylvania deer management
Those of us who have hunted deer for years in Pennsylvania recall when antlerless licenses were allocated on a county basis. We also remember being told that the Game Commission could do a much better
Brian Sheets got quite a surprise when he shot a 6-point white-tailed buck with his crossbow on October 11.
Hunting near his home in Manton, Mich., in Wexford County, Sheets shot a buck he thought
A mix of outdoor-related news stories from across Michigan published in the Dec. 8, 2023, edition of Michigan Outdoor News.