When I first started fly fishing forty-some-odd years ago, my gear was primitive by today's standards and the only fly I was familiar with was the Royal Coachman. Then, as my passion for fly fishing evolved along with my age, I slowly became aware of the modern advancements in fly fishing technology as well as the huge body of fly fishing literature that is available which most fly anglers seem
For the first time in nearly 50 years, Michigan is offering an early teal season. From September 1-7 you can make a run for some early birds in 2014.
Pike are voracious eaters and hang out near their food source. If minnows, panfish, or other delicacies are present, the pike will not be far away. Weed beds, drop-offs, rock piles, or other structures that hold bait fish will also be likely to hold good numbers of pike. My favorite spot is deep weeds off from a rocky shelf.
There has long been a raging controversy amongst bow hunters, land owners, and government agencies concerning fixed-blade broadheads versus mechanical broadheads because those who use them swear by them and those who don't use them swear when they are mentioned. However, there is also a tremendous amount of misinformation concerning mechanical broadheads flying around today and this has led to
Surrounding your deer food plot with heavy cover is an excellent way to draw deer to your location because, when cover is abundant adjacent to or even within the food plot, deer will use it all day long.
What if there was a better way to predict the best times and places to hunt? To send you a notification when fish are out biting in your lake? This Michigan made app may have a smarter solution for hunters and fishers.
Trail Cam Tips For summer scouting. Locate well used trails leading to or from Feeding areas. Try and locate the trails leading to thicker bedding areas. Look for an area where several trails intersect. Place a small amount of mineral lick at the intersection if allowed to by game laws
It has been my experience that most hunters tend to prefer stand locations near either food sources or fresh scrapes. However, the trails in between food sources and bedding areas as well as active scrape lines are the perfect place for hunters to set an ambush by erecting physical barriers called “funnels” which gently funnel passing deer through a desired location called a “choke point
Over the last twenty-five years or so, I have seen the tree stand go from an esoteric and seldom used deer hunting accessory to the single most popular method of deer hunting in existence. However, not everyone is comfortable carrying around such bulky and heavy contraption; much less having to climb up a tree with it and then attempt to attach it to the trunk while also not falling out of the
Each year deer hunters are bombarded with a plethora of deer hunting paraphernalia that would have left our grandfathers completely bewildered! Amongst this bounty of attractants and lures are numerous different types of deer scents ranging from doe-in-estrous scents to dominate buck scents to various types of cover scents; all specifically designed to part the hunter from his hard earned money