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  1. MichiganBear.com
    I know this is a newbie question but I will be doing this on my own. Knowing full well that bears are not everywhere up in Northern Michigan, not the UP, is it any thick swamp, dive in? Look for bear droppings, footprints, scratch/marked up trees, or even better, a bear standing in those...
  2. MichiganWaterfowl.com
    Asking others how the duck/goose hunting is there? I believe someone on another thread had said do your scouting, I agree. Is there a starting point, especially this early or wait closer to October? Also, bring as many decoys I can or fewer the better? Layout blinds or standing in cornfield...
  3. MichiganWaterfowl.com
    Wow! What a difference those storms last week made. I went to a pass shooting spot I like last Monday morning and saw a few flocks of wood ducks and four mallards. I went again this morning and between first light and 7:50 a.m. had in the neighborhood of 600-700 wood ducks come over...
  4. Whitetail Deer Habitat
    This is an extremely new hunter question, sorry in advance. I've been doing some searching and poking around and can't seem to find a good answer to exactly what to look for regarding whitetail feeding areas in areas without agriculture or man made food plots specific to Michigan. During my...
  5. Archery
    I have a new piece of property I have started scouting. Would anyone be willing to look at the map and give me a few more pointers?
  6. MichiganWaterfowl.com
    I'm new to waterfowl hunting and wondering if anyone can give me tips on what to look for when scouting, other than seeing where they are swimming around, what else do you look for? any help or suggestions are appreciated. not looking for your honey whole, just getting started.
  7. Hunting Articles
    If you go to any hunting forum online, watch a hunting show on TV, thumb through a hunting catalog or visit an outdoors store you are sure to see something having to do with trail cameras. Trail cameras have become wildly popular over the last several years and the number of people using them...
  8. Hunting Articles
    This time of year many deer hunters will take to the woods to set up the stands they will be using this fall. By getting your stands in early you can rest assured that the deer will be well acclimated to them by the fall and you also don't run the risk of bumping deer out of the area like you...
  9. Hunting Articles
    If you asked most hunters when they felt as though they had the best chance of harvesting a buck many would choose the pre-rut and rut phases of the season, and with good reason. We all know that at any moment a hot doe can pass through, stir up the woods and bring the bucks out of hiding. The...
  10. Hunting Articles
    All the waiting was over and a moment 9 months in the making had finally arrived. As sunlight began to illuminate the woods around me the opening day of Michigan's 2013 season slowly came to life. Right at first light I spotted a small buck on the northern edge of the food plot I was sitting...
  11. Hunting Articles
    "If we just had a pair of hip waders we could get across the river and sneak into that stand quickly and quietly from the back side without our wind ever blowing into the woods. I'll have to see if I can find a cheap pair somewhere." Silence……….. followed by "yeah...
  12. Hunting Articles
    As I loaded the car I double checked the backseat to make sure that I had all the usual stuff for a day trip to the cabin. Boots..check, backpack..check, trail cameras..check, spare clothes and some bottled water..check and check. All the usual suspects were accounted for and it was business...
  13. Hunting Articles
    Just in case you may have somehow missed it, the current economic status of our country isn't exactly great. Terms like fiscal cliff, sequester, deficit and furlough have taken front page status in the news and there is no indication they are going anywhere in the near future. With the economy...
  14. Hunting Articles
    As any deer hunter knows, getting your stand in just the right spot can be a process of trial and error even when you think you have it all figured out ahead of time. Often times when you think you know just how a deer will behave they show you that you were close, but not perfect. Often times...
  15. Hunting Articles
    Early antlerless season is a distant memory, the main bow season is long gone and the firearms season is done and over with. Some area's are into muzzleloader season now but if you are a bowhunter at heart like I am than you are smack dab in the middle of the late archery season. The weather...
  16. Hunting Articles
    With the firearms season now behind us this is a good time to take a look at our target bucks for this year and see who's still around. There's still a few weeks left before the 2012 season wraps up and by taking stock now we can set our sights on whoever's still around. Last year we had a...
  17. Hunting Articles
    Most of the year the sands of time seem to creep through the hourglass at a painfully slow pace as we work towards deer season. It seems as if the new season will never get here, it's sometimes hard to believe we'll ever take to the woods again. Then, as if somebody cranked open an invisible...
  18. Hunting Articles
    With August passing quickly and September now right around the corner it's time to get those last minute stands set up and finish any prep work on your stands still up from last year. Ideally all your stands are already up, trimmed and ready to go but I know I'm not the only one who's failed to...
  19. Hunting Articles
    The idea of a trail camera seems easy enough. You just pick a spot that you know deer use, strap the camera to the tree, turn it on and leave. Then a week or so later you come back and scroll through your countless pictures of great bucks. So easy a caveman could do it.....right? While the...
  20. Hunting Articles
    I will be the first to admit that the last few months haven't exactly been the most exciting times in the history of Whitetail Weekly. Between being in the peak of our "off-season" and staying close to home awaiting the birth of our second child I didn't spend much time in the woods generating...
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