View From The Blind by Tom Pink

Trolling for fish through the ice?

Ice carousels are gaining in popularity. Fishermen are even getting in on the act, using a carousel to troll for fish through the ice.

Social hour interrupted by ducks

Action on a recent Michigan waterfowl hunt was so fast and furious that the hunters had little time to visit and catch up.

Eat more (red swamp) crayfish?

Perhaps the best tactic for defeating an invasive species is to market them as edible and encourage people to catch and eat as many as possible.

Winner, winner, but no walleye dinner

Although no keeper walleyes were caught on a recent fishing excursion, the author and his buddy had an good day enjoying Michigan’s abundant natural resources.

Duck hunting becomes bird-watching with guns

More than a few years ago, a friend noted that our duck hunts might best be described as “bird-watching with guns” since we often observed many species of birds, including ducks, but didn’t shoot many of them.

About This Blog


Tom Pink is a native of Michigan who has been hunting and fishing in the state for most of his life. He has been a freelance outdoor writer for 25 years and has been a columnist for Michigan Outdoor News since 2008.

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