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  • HOG BUCKS

    in the snow
    by Kenny Darwin
    December brings falling temperatures, snow, blustery winds and opportunities to slam dunk the largest buck of the entire year. Many Michigan archers are finding that buck hunting is more productive around ...more»
  • HOTTEST FISHING ON ICE

    by Mike Gnatkowski
    The winter of 2013-2014 was one for the record book. Anglers got on the ice earlier than anyone can remember and there was still good ice in April on many southern Michigan lakes....more»
  • New to the game...

    by Tom Carney
    As Donald J. Smith of Grand Rapids piloted his Pilatus PC-12 turboprop plane from Michigan to North Dakota, part of the intercom conversation with his co-pilot Tim Fox went like this: "Let’s ...more»
  • COVER STORY

    Passionate Huntress Successful
    by Jerry Lambert
    Nothing stokes the fire within a passionate hunter like shooting the proverbial "buck of a lifetime." In December I spoke to Valerie Hansen via a phone interview, a full twelve days after she tagged her ...more»
  • HOLIDAY WATERFOWLING

    by Kenny Darwin
    Some of the best goose and duck hunting comes during the late season and for many Michigan hunters going outdoors is a unique way to celebrate the New Year....more»

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Is he a SHOOTER BUCK?

Kenny Darwin - 2014-12-01
With high anticipation, you are in your stand before daylight. All the scouting, practicing and hard work are about to be rewarded when you hear brush breaking and a dandy buck comes crashing your direction ...more»

Carry An Ice Spud To Constantly Check Ice Thickness...

Bill Ziegler - 2014-12-01
Ice Anglers should always be very aware of ice safety, but especially on early ice. A number of people and vehicles in Michigan and the upper Lake States fall through the ice each year....more»

Ice Fishing--Feel The Jig, Know The Bites...

Mark Strand - 2014-12-01
At the heart of the ice fishing system Dave Genz pioneered is the belief that we can fish through the ice with the same approach we use in open water....more»

LATE SEASON

Kenny Darwin - 2014-12-01
A bitter cold north wind howled through the trees as we set out decoys in the predawn darkness using head lamps to locate open water. Come dawn there was the sudden swoosh of wings as mallards set their ...more»

TRAPPING

Betty Sodders - 2014-12-01
Basically, Michigan history began with the business of the fur trade and aquatic furbearers played a major role in the early development and settlement of our state....more»

Hunting the Rut

Kenny Darwin - 2014-11-01
Don’t overlook the narrow window of opportunity when bucks go bonkers chasing does and sex crazed monsters wander from hideaways in search of a mate. Peak rut occurs in Michigan every year during ...more»

A 105 pound sturgeon

Guest Column By: Don MoChristian Jr. - 2014-11-01
On September 27, 2014 Dennis Moritz and I were sturgeon fishing in my 18 foot Smoker Craft fishing on the St. Clair River. We had entered the first St....more»

11-Year Old Takes Trophy Buck; Advice For Other Hunters...

Jerry Lambert - 2014-11-01
The hunting demographic displaying the strongest growth is the incredible increase in the amount of women hunters. This phenomenon is also occurring with our youth hunter participants throughout Michigan....more»

It Dominates The Steelhead Fishing Scene...

Mark Romanack - 2014-11-01
It sounds a little strange, but freshly spawned fish eggs are one of the most natural of all fish baits for trout and salmon. Lots of fish eat eggs because eggs make for both a convenient and abundant ...more»

Silver carp environmental DNA detected in Lake Michigan tributary

Prepared by the MDNR - 2014-11-01
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are collaborating to assess a recent positive environmental DNA (eDNA) result for silver carp — a species ...more»
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