December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Outdoors

Lakeshore visitation mark keeps climbing

While attendance records have fallen nearly every month this year in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the November record will stand.  Whether it should or shouldn’t.  More...

‘Strange’ deer season offers double success for Omena hunter

Bob Wheeler was quite successful deer hunting, knocking down 6- and 9-point bucks during what he characterized as a “strange” season.  Maple City taxidermist Scot Schweikart offered harsher words for deer hunting on the 100 acres he More...

5 stocking stuffers for $35 or less for the sportsman in your family

Whether it’s the avid angler or dedicated deer hunter, it’s important to think outside the box when shopping for the Leelanau County outdoorsmen on your list this holiday season.  That said, the process of picking out a fishing pole More...

Winter starts in Lakeshore with skiing, snowshoeing

With snow expected to fall in some form — heavy or light — this week, outdoor enthusiasts are gearing up for hiking and skiing in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  More...

Taxidermist likes ‘one buck’ policy

A Leelanau County taxidermist says he’d like to see a major rule change adopted across the state for deer hunting. More...

Difficult duck season draws to end

A warm and mild fall left duck hunters scrambling to fill the freezer, or even catch a glimpse of ducks landing in their spread.  But for duck hunters in Leelanau County, unfavorable conditions, scattered birds and low numbers shouldn’t co More...