Category Archives: Outdoors

No Mining in the Boundary Waters

My former boss and mentor, the late Congressman Bruce F. Vento is smiling down on us right now. The reason is that we just heard today that federal land managers decided to reject a proposed mine in the heart of … Continue reading

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Keep Michigan’s Public Lands in Public Hands

If you look at the map of Michigan, you see lots of blue.  No doubt, we have lots of water: 11,000 inland lakes. 3,000 miles of freshwater shoreline-more than any other state in the nation. Michigan has more total shoreline … Continue reading

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Visions of Grandeur

It’s March…and the glaciers in Michigan are finally showing signs of receding.  I can actually see some grass. My yellow lab no longer has to plunge through 3 feet of snow drifts to relieve herself. After such a long and … Continue reading

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Bird Nerd!

Last October while walking my loyal yellow lab in the early dawn of morning, I saw something in an old maple tree in my neighborhood.  At first it seemed like a simple jagged piece of the tree.  Upon closer inspection, … Continue reading

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#BestAndWorstMomentsOf2013

Sitting at the breakfast table the other day with the kids, I asked them what was their best moment of 2013.  As I sat and listened to them think about all the things they are proud of, or experienced over … Continue reading

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Teach Your Children Well…

Take a look at this new commercial from Toys “R” Us… It basically shows a bunch of kids on a bus who think they are going on a field trip to the forest to learn about nature, and everything else … Continue reading

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Run in the Porkies

Release from Michigan Department of Natural Resources Nike Running has named our very own Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park as the #1 most beautiful place to go for a run in the WORLD! From their top-10 list: “All of the … Continue reading

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Hearing the Drumming of Ruffed Grouse

Fall is approaching.  Kids are back in school.  College Football is here (my alma mater West Virginia University barely squeaks out a win this past Saturday).  And upland bird season is upon us. Trekking through rugged northern Michigan young aspen … Continue reading

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I Want You!..to Keep Public Lands Public

As we approach another 4th of July, the typical patriotic events emerge: from bbq’s and baseball games to fireworks and parades.  All honoring our country. But, perhaps we should look to and embrace a truly unique American value this 4th … Continue reading

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I am a Sportsman…and I approve this message

No matter who you voted for this past Tuesday, I am just glad its over.  It seems like the Presidential campaign lasted forever.  How glad are you that we dont have to hear this for awhile: “I am Mitt Romney/Barack … Continue reading

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