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Fishing the “Holy Water”

"Imagination, teamed with anticipation, is the greater part of our angling life." Fred Everett, "Fun With Trout" In late June, fishing buddy Doug invited me to the 2010 annual "Trout Camp" weekend on the banks of the Au Sable River. The Au Sable, which in French...

Michigan Upland Outlook

Writing for Michigan Out of Doors' 2010 Hunting Annual, Tom Huggler provides the following insight on the upcoming upland season...

Twenty Days at Bird Camp

After twenty long days (well, for us anyway) our 16-month-old Weimaraner Stuka officially graduated from "Bird Camp" today and our pack is reunited. The additional week of training was beneficial and we noticed a marked evolution in his hunting skills. After the experience, one conclusion...

Bird Camp Update

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden With a welcome respite from the hot, humid weather, I paid a visit Justin at Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club to visit my Weim Stuka and evaluate the...

Bird Camp (Weimaraner Edition)

In May 2009 Elsa went off to Bird Camp at Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman’s Club for four weeks. Today, I dropped off Stuka for the same program. This time we are trying two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the late...

Trout Fever

Perhaps fishing is for me only an excuse to be near rivers. If so I'm glad I thought of it." Roderick Haig-Brown, "The River Never Sleeps" Kay and I headed to Kalkaska, Michigan with friends Doug and Caroline to celebrate the Michigan trout opener last Saturday. Kalkaska...

Glamour Shots

Good friend and professional photographer Tom Gennara was kind enough to recently invite Stuka and I to his warehouse studio. Stuka seemed rather comfortable in front of the camera while posing for a number of shots. Below are a few of the results...