Part One: How Natural Resources Policies are Created

Part One: How Natural Resources Policies are Created

The Natural Resources Commission has an important role in the conservation policy world This is part one of a three-part series outlining each body’s different roles in conservation policymaking. Rulemaking is an often complex and contentious process. But since...
Intertwined: One’s journey through archery

Intertwined: One’s journey through archery

By Robert Kennedy I began my journey of woodsmanship by practicing feverishly with my recurve and tested my stalking and archery skills through the woods in pursuit of squirrels. Time does not bless us with a path without difficulties, but more often than not, we find...
Moments Over a Bird Dog

Moments Over a Bird Dog

Moments come and go in our hunting lives. The moments over a bird dog, though, stick with us indefinitely. 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,...
Bear Hunting: A Way of Life

Bear Hunting: A Way of Life

For some, the idea of bear 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 in the practice will attest, nothing...
Stewardship for Michigan’s Conservation Cash Cow

Stewardship for Michigan’s Conservation Cash Cow

Michigan, like many states, has always relied heavily on deer hunters; that doesn’t look to be changing By Charlie Booher Deer hunting in Michigan is a pretty big deal and has long been our conversation cash cow. If you didn’t already know it, I’m...