A Spring Revival

A Spring Revival

*This article was originally published in the Michigan Out-of-Doors Spring 2020 print edition. By Erick Johnson Growing up in Michigan, springtime has always been a time of revival for me. Winter isn’t all that bad: there’s always ice fishing and a little coyote...
Advanced Creek Tactics

Advanced Creek Tactics

*This article was originally published in the Michigan Out-of-Doors Spring 2020 print edition. By: Andy Duffy I couldn’t see the trout, but I knew I had one on. I felt my line tighten and run between my fingers. Then I set the hook. Mayhem broke out in the creek as...
Pretty Gun

Pretty Gun

By Joe Schwenke “I could never take this gun out hunting; it’s just too pretty.” I fail to hold back the chuckle of laughter this line causes in me every time I hear it. Usually, the firearm in question is a fine-quality shotgun built to handle well...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

By Jim Bedford With over 50 years and many thousands of hours of hardcore steelheading under my wading belt, I’ve landed a bunch of steelhead I shouldn’t have. Usually, the story involves logs or other underwater obstacles. Most of the time when a steelhead takes you...
You can’t eat the antlers (but you can eat the hole)

You can’t eat the antlers (but you can eat the hole)

By Andy Duffy I studied the deer through the scope of my rifle. The buck was big; I had no doubt. As he slowly meandered toward the brush, I centered my crosshairs on his vitals. I would have time to either squeeze off a shot or take another bite of my doughnut. I put...