September NRC Meeting Recap

September NRC Meeting Recap

A fishy debate centered around Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ proposed musky regulation changes ensued at September’s Natural Resources Commission meeting. Of most concern to anglers was the DNR’s proposed catch and immediate release of musky year round on...

Porcupine Mountains Crusade (1978)

Ben East, a member of the Michigan Conservation Hall of Fame and legendary outdoor writer for Outdoor Life, wrote this account of the extraordinary effort to preserve what is now the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. It is an excellent example of the writing...

What you need to know about Hunting with Suppressors

By Scott Crawford Michigan Out-of-Doors Firearms columnist Scott Crawford draws on first-hand experience to lay out the factors you’ll want to consider for hunting with a suppressor, now that it’s legal in Michigan.  This article appears in the Fall 2016...

Firearm Maintenance

By Scott Crawford “Take care of your tools and your tools will take care of you,” my grandpa would tell me. This simple advice would be repeated throughout my youth. It did not matter if he was talking about his lawn mower, power tools, or a simple hammer. Years...
Ice Fishing 101

Ice Fishing 101

by Bob Gwizdz On the face of it, ice fishing seems like a pretty simple affair: You punch a hole in the ice, clear out the slush and start fishing. But ice fishing is every bit as complicated as fishing in open water, though there is one major difference: There’s no...