Making a Hunter

Making a Hunter

This article was originally published in the 2020 winter edition of Michigan Out-of-Doors — Michigan’s premium outdoor journal. By: Shaun McKeon The path to becoming a hunter is a different road for each individual. Some people are seemingly born into the...
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...
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...
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...