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Can-Am Releases 2015 Line Up

There is big news from Can-Am and BRP today. They aren’t just releasing one new machine or a couple of new features. The Can-Am and BRP 2015 Line Up includes multiple all-new models, a new Rotax engine, numerous model enhancements … Continue reading

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  • Take Advantage of Michigan’s Outstanding Grouse Hunting, Jul 29, 2014

    Michigan’s grouse season attracts nonresident hunters, like Pheasants Forever’s Anthony Hauck of Minnesota and his trusty bird dog, Sprig. Image courtesy Anthony Hauck.

    Michigan’s great outdoors are home to many outstanding hunting opportunities. The state's ruffed grouse get scores of resident and nonresident hunters afield each fall, and with good reason. Hunting Great Lakes grouse can be one of the best ways to spend a fall day. You don’t need a ton of gear---yourself, a trusty shotgun, a pocketful of shells, some hunter’s orange, and perhaps a good dog will do. A grouse hunt is never a waste of time, even when you don't bag any of the tasty birds. Grouse can elusive, but if you simply open your ears, it's often quite easy to find...

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  • 2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 DPS, Jul 28, 2014

    The 2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 DPS is an all-new machine aimed at the budget-conscious buyer. It has some pretty impressive features for the price.

    It’s no secret that I like ATVs, and testing them out is a lot of fun. I grew up riding machines from "another brand," but I’ve been very interested in Can-Ams for quite a while now. There are quality machines coming from Canada-based Bombardier Recreational Products (of which Can-Am is a subsidiary), a large and far-reaching company that makes everything from snowmobiles to boats and more. Their personal watercraft line, Sea-Doo, recently took the market by storm with a feature-packed budget machine called the Spark. Can-Am has their own budget-friendly, entry-level machine in the...

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  • Hunting Michigan’s Antlerless Whitetail Deer, Jul 25, 2014

    While harsh winters usually mean fewer fawns, so far things are looking good for Michigan’s deer herd.

    Whitetail deer hunting in the Great Lake State goes back well before there was a Mackinac Bridge, an auto industry, or even statehood. Each fall hundreds of thousands of Michigan hunters take to the woods during the youth, archery, firearm, and muzzleloader seasons. With such a tremendous responsibility to the heritage of the sport, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has to work carefully to manage the herd, ensuring that future hunters have the opportunity to harvest a Michigan deer. One of the tools used by biologists is the antlerless deer harvest, done by draw permit...

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  • Emerald Ash Borer and Your Hunting Land, Jul 16, 2014

    Clear evidence of emerald ash borer infestation can be seen under the bark of dead trees. The wavy lines are caused by burrowing larvae.

    Like many of you, the area I deer hunt has a mix of hardwoods bordering some open ground that I’ve set up food plots in. The hardwoods have been a mix of maple and ash, with a few others mixed in. The ash trees have been around the longest and have provided the biggest, straightest trees for attaching stands to. Thanks to a pesky bug, things are changing for me this fall. A new pest was detected in Southeast Michigan back in 2002: the emerald ash borer (EAB). In its adult form, the borer is a metallic green beetle that is roughly one half-inch in length, munches on ash leaves, and is not...

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  • Finding and Catching Michigan Rainbow Trout on Sunny Summer Days, Jul 15, 2014

    Guide Josh Mead caught this nice rainbow while fishing with his son Brandon on the Pere Marquette River in Baldwin, Michigan.

    When I think of Michigan trout fishing, I often think of an angler clad in waders wearing a vest loaded with gear and a perfectly-executed back cast gently caressing the water as the morning mist rises slowly in the air. The tied imitation barely kisses the surface of the water before the rainbow trout inhales what it thinks is an easy meal. The rod bends and the angler feels the fish’s desperate attempts to flee. As the fight wanes, the angler cradles the fish in the current, removes the hook, and the fish swims back to the cover of the bank. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Most summer...

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