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In This Issue

  • Aggravate hens for more gobblers

    by Kenny Darwin
    Sometimes in order to score on an impressive wild turkey gobbler you need to use alternative calling tactics. Sure, clucks and purrs can bring some birds running but in order to fool a gobbler following ...more»

    by Richard P. Smith
    Mike Zylstra from Holland bagged the state’s highest scoring whitetail from 2015 deer seasons in Allegan County, based on those entered in state records....more»
  • Trolling in-line boards

    by Mark Romanack
    In-line planer boards like the popular Off Shore Tackle Side-Planer have been around a long time. In fact, fishing enthusiasts like me have been fishing these boards most of our adult lives! During that ...more»

    Soon after the spring rains andwarming sun melts the last pockets of snow and the winter frost leaves the ground, morel mushrooms start their never-ending life cycle...
    by Joe Lunkas
    First the tasty and aromatic blacks, followed by the gray, tan, and much larger white morels sprout from the fertile leaf-strewn forest floor offering themselves to both animal and human foragers....more»
  • Buying/leasing hunting property

    Most hunters looking for hunting land fail to consider some basic factors when seeking out their own little slice of hunting nirvana...By Michael Veine
    by Michael Veine
    This is the time of year when a lot of hunters take on the task of buying or leasing hunting property. Private hunting lands are typically superior to lands that are open, so the desire to find quality ...more»

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DNR supporting efforts to return wolf management to Michigan

Michigan DNR - 2016-04-01
On a snow-swept back road in Delta County, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist drives his vehicle slowly. Watching out his windows, he scans each set of animal tracks he sees ...more»

Which turkey decoy is best?

Kenny Darwin - 2016-04-01
With all the new realistic looking turkey decoys on the market, which is best? Which guarantees gobblers will come runnin’ and how do I set them up to ensure wild turkeys will be attracted? These ...more»

Morels aplenty and tricks to find them

Kenny Darwin - 2016-04-01
If morel mushrooms are difficult for you to find or not showing up where you live they soon will be. Are you ready to find them by the bushel full? Michigan is blessed with some of the best mushroom populations ...more»

The UPS and DOWNS of Vertical Jigging

Mark Martin - 2016-04-01
Although it rates right up there, it’s not because the tactic outfishes all others. Rather, it’s the one ruse you can use all year - including this upcoming spring....more»

The Adaptive Whitetail

John Ozoga - 2016-04-01
In the Northern Hemisphere, the white-tailed deer's cyclic rhythms in physiology, metabolism, coat molt, reproduction, and general behavior are closely regulated by the changing amount of daylight, or ...more»

Scout now For Next Fall (Part II)

John Eberhart - 2016-03-01
In order of early scouting importance, once on foot, focus your attention on sign for stand locations in primary scrape areas, fruit and mast trees, within bedding areas, funnels between bedding areas ...more»

Spring Walleyes: Go Big & Bold

Kenny Darwin - 2016-03-01
Michigan fishermen love the spring walleye bite. When ice disappears and spring robins announce daylight, Michigan’s waterways are alive with spawning fish and some of the best fishing of the entire ...more»

Michigan Meanders - Help Is On The Way!

Tom Huggler - 2016-03-01
Rob Keck, former executive director of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), is credited with those words. And the words are true because the connection between sportsmen and women and the wildlife ...more»


Kenny Darwin - 2016-03-01
If I had to rate the weather and its impact on Michigan’s turkey population I would say conditions were perfect and wild turkey populations slipped through the nasty winter conditions in fantastic ...more»

Then and Now... The Detroit River

Mark Romanack - 2016-03-01
Believe it or not, the first time I fished the Detroit River was at the invitation of famed TV host Babe Winkelman and the Good Fishing TV crew. The time frame was in the late 80s and the walleye fishing ...more»
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