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  1. General Michigan Hunting
    So, I think we’ve all heard the public vs private debate; I’m wondering this communities perspective? I like the solitude of knowing you are the only one (hopefully) hunting your private parcel. I also like being able to wander thru the wilderness and explore public land. There is no right or...
  2. Out of state hunts
    Hi Guys, i'm heading to Missouri for my first out of state trip for bow hunting deer this fall. I will be truck camping at a MDC property and have e scouted probably 10 properties so far in the northern part of the state. I am planning on going once in mid October and then maybe again the...
  3. Out of state hunts
    Hey guys and gals, My hunt party drew muley tags in unit Y in Wyoming. It's our first trip out west and we're all pumped. Anyone have any prior experience, success, or other insights? We're all DIY's. Not looking for specifics and none of us are expecting record breaking bucks. Just looking for...
  4. MichiganTurkey.com
    Extremely bountiful season for myself, my father and brother. The little brother tagged out during the Indiana youth season, tagged out during the first hunt this spring in MI, followed by my father and I tagging out back to back days on May 10th-11th all before 7:15 AM! 4 toms successfully...
  5. Firearms
    Looking for a state land that is open during the lockdown to the public (around Eastern Michigan, Detroit area) that also hosts the permissions to target shoot. Preferably somewhere I can go to break in a new rifle without disturbing residential areas or any hunters that may be out. I am...
  6. MichiganTurkey.com
    Unfortunately opening weekend was big swing and a miss on the public land I hunt in southwest michigan. Had a solid morning yesterday and called in two decent sized toms from deep tinder into shooting range in the field edge I was set up on. My hen decoy actually seemed to spook and flush them...
  7. Questions about MI Hunting/Fishing Law
    I've recently gotten myself into waterfowl hunting which is becoming a slight obsession. I am constantly driving around and scouting for new places to hunt. Anyways, I've come across some crop fields of corn that have been recently cut. According to onX and DNR's site, these fields are on public...
  8. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    My brother has lived in the UP for 8 years and only twice has he been able to draw a doe tag. So this past thanksgiving I traveled north to reflect on all our blessings. We don't get to hunt together nearly as much as we used to, so when the wives said go and they'll watch the kids. That's all...
  9. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    I have concerns of putting up a tree stand on public land, not so much using it but stealing it. Obviously if someone wants it bad enough they will get it but does anyone have ideas or suggestions on hoe to thwart would be thieves. By the way I have a ladder stand.
  10. MichiganTurkey.com
    If this thread better belongs in the Out Of State section please move. Figured as the main topic was turkey hunting it would be better suited here and hopefully more replies. Anyway, I just started looking last night at putting together a last minute turkey hunt in OH this year. I've been...
  11. MichiganTurkey.com
    Hello everyone My brother and I decided we wanted to try and switch up our Turkey hunt this year. Normally we hunt in the thumb with decent success (we are from Southeast MI) but we would really like to check out the Manistee national forest this year to switch it up. We would like to take...
  12. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Unfortunately I am already starting to plan next years season with the hopes of putting in early work to give myself better opportunities in the stand. I hunted the Manistee national forest this year. It is relatively a short drive (from Grand Rapids) but the mature buck sign was limited. I...
  13. Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting
    Last archery season we tried something different, we hunted on public land for the first time and it paid off. Deer Hunting Video>>
  14. Out of state hunts
    Well, it's spring and I'm having post hunting season depression as I'm sure a lot of you are having. I didn't get to go out a lot this season because school always prevented me. Seeing some of the posts on here have had me itching to go hunting. Lately I have been doing some research on Illinois...
  15. MichiganWaterfowl.com
    Hey all, I'm Finally branching off from my dad and other friends to start hunting waterfowl with a buddy of mine. We are in the West Michigan area and I'm wondering if any of you know of any state game areas/Public Land that has potential/does hold some ducks. I have my own duck boat so water is...
  16. Hunting Articles
    *www.whitetailhabitatsolutions.com *2011 MI Public Land I'd like to teach you how to take advantage of a public land deer drive! You don't drive deer? Well, neither do I. And in many public land locations, most hunters don't drive either...at least knowingly. Here is a list of public land...
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