Update: A sandhill crane hunt?

Update: A sandhill crane hunt?

In October, the House Natural Resources Committee reported out House Resolution No. 154, encouraging the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ approval to establish a...
Deer Hunting: Frequently Asked Questions

Deer Hunting: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a straight-walled cartridge in the shotgun zone? Yes. What calibers qualify as a straight-walled cartridge? “A .35 caliber or larger rifle loaded with straight-walled cartridges with a min. case length of 1.16 inches and a maximum case length of 1.80...
The perfect shotgun

The perfect shotgun

By Andy Duffy As epiphanies go, mine wasn’t much. It was just the realization that someone must be smiling down on me. And besides that higher power, I’m guessing, I had the heirs of one F.J.L. to thank. It was probably they, perfidious souls who...
Woodcock Central

Woodcock Central

By Bob Gwizdz When it comes to naming favorite game animals in Michigan, you will go through a bunch of species before you ever get to woodcock. Deer, ducks, grouse, geese — heck, I suspect rabbits and squirrels are more likely to be named before woodcock, which seem...

How to Get Lost Tracking Bears at Night

By Richard P. Smith Richard P. Smith, author of Black Bear Hunting, Understanding Michigan Black Bear, and Animal Tracks and Signs of North America, among others, offers a story of what not to do to avoid getting lost in the black bear woods at night.  There’s a world...