A New Director, a Different Direction?

A New Director, a Different Direction?

New Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Eichinger assumed his appointment on January 1. Many in the conservation community have asked what his priorities will be, and Michigan Out-of-Doors Editor Nick Green sat down with Eichinger for a question-and-answer...
Man’s best friend can be his best hunting buddy this fall

Man’s best friend can be his best hunting buddy this fall

by Andy Duffy “How fragile is the chariot that bears the human soul,” wrote Emily Dickinson. How fragile, too, I suppose, is the chariot that bears public opinion. How else do we explain the pummeling the popularity of beagles has taken across the past 60 years or so?...
The Arena: Roosevelt, Sharptails and the Badlands

The Arena: Roosevelt, Sharptails and the Badlands

By Nick Green, Michigan Out-of-Doors Editor “Bully!” he said — sharply breaking the 6 a.m. silence. Who is this yahoo and why have I committed to four hours in the car with him, I thought to myself. Headed west from Bismarck, playing hooky from the conference’s...
The Basics of Shed Hunting with a Dog

The Basics of Shed Hunting with a Dog

By: Jason Herbert “Good boy, Benson; good boy!” As my golden retriever was racing towards me with a fresh shed antler in his mouth, I was beaming with pride. My younger chocolate lab Molly was close on his tail trying to steal the shiny prize. When they both raced by...
APRs: The Pros Cons and Unknowns

APRs: The Pros Cons and Unknowns

Few wildlife conservation-related topics elicit the degree of passionate disagreement and debate as the merits of mandatory antler point restrictions. Some supporters extol the virtues of antler point restrictions as if they were a magic bullet curing many...