Siren Songs of Hope

Sitting in my tree stand on a dark early morning, I received a text message from a friend who hunts neighboring land. He was at home. Checking his phone because he heard that ubiquitous buzz alerting him to an important incoming communication. The message he received came from his trail camera. The message he sent […]

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Opening Day American Woodcock in Northern Michigan

Nick Green is the public information officer for Michigan United Conservation Clubs and editor of Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine. We met at an Association of Great Lake Outdoor Writers Association (AGLOW) conference in Bismarck, North Dakota in September of 2019. If we are lucky, a few times in this life, we’ll collide with people who seem predestined […]

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Teal Hunting Offers a First of Fall Season

There are over 20 species of teal found throughout the world. Just three species, Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon, call North America home. These smaller ducks fly fast and maneuver quickly, causing some hunters to call them “turbo ducks.” Teal season opens early, and is the first hunt of the year for many sportsman. As was […]

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Fishing Laguna Madre for Reds and Speckled Trout

If you enjoy seafood and gorgeous stretches of Gulf Coast beach along with fishing, you need to check out South Padre Island at the southern tip of Texas. As an angler, you come Laguna Madre for the large numbers of redfish and the legitimate chance to catch a trophy-sized speckled trout. You’ll find the island […]

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Dove hunting is a great introduction

The dove season opener is a great way to introduce newcomers to hunting. The season opens early when the weather is still nice and the birds are offering plenty of action. There’s no need to be quite or completely still, so youngsters are able to have a little more leeway than they might on a […]

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Montana’s Block Management makes affordable hunting trips possible

Chances are, a significant number of miles separate you from the hunting paradise of Montana. What may surprise you is the fact that once you commit to tackling the travel issue, hunting the Big Sky State becomes a viable, affordable option. You don’t need a guide or outfitter. You just need to understand Montana’s Block […]

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To Grow Big Bass Keep a Few Small Ones

Not too long ago, a friend told me he caught an 8-pound largemouth bass out of one of the farm ponds on his property. With permission to fish at will, I thought this could be my chance to catch a 10-pounder. If he released an 8-pounder in there a few years ago, there’s a good […]

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