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...
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...