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Habitat recharge. Part I: Improvements forced by circumstance

Habitat recharge. Part I: Improvements forced by circumstance

March 21, 2012 by Dave Spratt
From destruction came hope. The trees were gone, replaced by bare earth and downed logs. But then an idea took shape. Food plots. Fruit trees. Acorns. With time and some elbow grease, this devastation could be turned into primo deer ground. Part I in a series.

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What's new in the deer woods

What's new in the deer woods

October 8, 2011 by Dave Spratt
Each bow season, if all goes well, we tromp into the woods with some sweet new gear. Sometimes it's an updated product that's light years ahead of the old model. Or something that makes us more effective hunters. Or maybe it just keeps us more comfortable on stand. Here's one guy's view of this year's additions.

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Prepare now to fish next spring -- and this winter

Prepare now to fish next spring -- and this winter

October 24, 2011 by Sky Opila
It's less than two weeks before the clocks fall backward. For many anglers, that is a sure sign that it's time to get the gear ready for winter storage -- and to break out the ice-fishing tackle.

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Get it right: Do's and don'ts of field dressing

Get it right: Do's and don'ts of field dressing

Tips on how to field-dress a deer so your processor can get the most out of your animal.

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Cougar, part deux

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of a cougar in northern Houghton County, and officials said the animal is almost certainly the same one that was seen on trail-camera video earlier this month in Ontonagon County. This time the animal was captured on a trail camera on Sept. 24. Read more.