The First Goose

I don’t remember the exact date, but it was fairly early in the 2014 Michigan waterfowl season. It was later October I believe, and Sam and I had plans to meet up with his buddy A.P. to hunt Rose Lake. It was a relatively mild Michigan morning. The temperature was in the 40’s with little to no wind and no fog. It was the most ideal of waterfowl hunting conditions. We met up with A.P. at a gas station on the way to Rose Lake so we could stock up on coffee and beef jerky for the days [Read More]

Pack of coyotes blamed for killing sheriff’s horse

Coyotes had gotten bolder on her Oxford Township farm in the past year, said Kallie Meyers. On Sunday, she discovered how bold. A pack of the canines killed one of her female horses, assigned to the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department mounted division, she said. "That's not how I wanted a horse that was so loyal and so good ... to spend her last moments," said Meyers, who, along with her husband, Dr. Bruce Meyers, are reserve deputies with the Sheriff's Department. Around 3 p.m. Sunday, [Read More]

The Remington 870

The 870 has proved to be a legend of a bird gun.  Not only for me, but many others.   Considering a new shotgun?  On a budget?  I beg you to consider the Remington 870. [Read More]

2 hunters jailed, fined for duck kill violation

Posted: Nov 26, 2014 4:04 AM ESTUpdated: Nov 26, 2014 4:04 AM EST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Two Michigan hunters have been jailed and fined for exceeding the limit on redhead ducks. The state Department of Natural Resources says 22-year-old Travis Vennix and 22-year-old Timothy Diehl, both of Kawkawlin, admitted shooting 20 of the ducks last month in Arenac County. The bag limit for redheads is two per hunter. The agency says another hunter blew the whistle on the defendants, who hid a [Read More]

Rifle River Hunt

  Let me start off by saying this weekend, was awesome. Good times with great company. The weather could have been a little better, seeing as it would rain after shoot time, while we all wanted to be by the campfire, and be blue skies while we're actually out ducking around.   Rifle River It really doesn't get much more beautiful than up here in the Fall. If you have time to climb up the Lookout tower, there is no question that this is Pure Michigan. Leaves changing colors [Read More]