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...
Hunting Michigan’s Wild Weather

Hunting Michigan’s Wild Weather

By Jason Herbert Climate change? Cyclical weather patterns? Global warming? The natural progression of things? Call it what you want, but the reality is that any deer hunter knows the weather we’ve been gifted these last few seasons has presented some unique...
The Moments We Don’t Forget

The Moments We Don’t Forget

By Nick Green We couldn’t quite find where the doodles wanted to be. The tight aspen stand that had been holding the birds was desolate except for one grouse that we missed, of course. My German shorthaired pointer, Summit, worked the cover as enthusiastically and...
Why We Hunt With Dogs

Why We Hunt With Dogs

By Andy Duffy I know precisely when I became a hunter who uses dogs. I was just a kid, eight or 10, maybe. We had a neighbor who owned a brace of beagles. He invited my brothers and me along one summer evening while he took them out for a run. He ran the dogs on my...
Following a Dog

Following a Dog

By Dave Veldman Finding myself in a reoccurring situation in one of my oldest grouse covers, that particular day was proving to be just as frustrating. After nearly two hours of pounding every historically birdy cover I could think of, the time was drawing near to...
A Way of Life

A Way of Life

By Chris Lamphere For some, the idea of hunting with hounds brings to mind savage images of salivating dogs chasing some terrified animal through the woods, culminating finally in a bloodbath as the animals rip their prey to shreds. As experts on the practice will...