Drilling Holes into Winter

Drilling Holes into Winter

By Calvin McShane We sat on 5-gallon buckets, endlessly lifting our rods up and down, jigging for whitefish we hoped liked the rhythmic movement of boiled salmon eggs in 60 feet of water. My fishing partner, who was in his 60s and had fished our current location for...
King of the River

King of the River

By Jim Bedford Fall is a busy time on Michigan’s tributaries to the Great Lakes. Four salmon species and three trout species run upstream in the late summer or autumn. All spawn in the fall except for the steelhead. Almost all of Michigan’s steelhead spawn in the late...
Ladies, Guns and Roosters

Ladies, Guns and Roosters

By Heather Shaw March is a trying time for lovers of the outdoors in Michigan: winter is on its way out the door and spring tugs away at our need for sunshine and greenery. This year, I had a chance to welcome March with a new opportunity, as my Llewellin setter pup...
Hunting Michigan’s Wild Weather

Hunting Michigan’s Wild Weather

By Jason Herbert Climate change? Cyclical weather patterns? Global warming? The natural progression of things? Call it what you want, but the reality is that any deer hunter knows the weather we’ve been gifted these last few seasons has presented some unique...
The Moments We Don’t Forget

The Moments We Don’t Forget

By Nick Green We couldn’t quite find where the doodles wanted to be. The tight aspen stand that had been holding the birds was desolate except for one grouse that we missed, of course. My German shorthaired pointer, Summit, worked the cover as enthusiastically and...