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The Mon-Roll is Back

May 24th, 2016

MON-ROLL: BICYCLE TO BEER MON-ROLL IS A MODERATELY PACED BIKE RIDE THAT ENDS WITH CRAFT BEER (SOME RIDES WILL BREAK FOR ONE). MEET AT LORANGER SQUARE ON THE CORNER OF E. 1ST AND WASHINGTON AT 6PM. VISIT THE MONROLL FB PAGE FOR UPDATES SCHEDULE MAY 25 JUNE 8 JUNE 22 JULY 6 JULY 20 AUGUST […]

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Wrong Bear Put Down for Attack On Hiker!

May 23rd, 2016

NASHVILLE (Reuters) – Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park killed the wrong bear after a man who was hiking the Appalachian Trail was bitten in the leg earlier this month, a park spokeswoman said on Monday. After a bear bit through the hiker’s tent on May 10, park workers took saliva and fur […]

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Saturday on Brest Bay: back to dragging meat

May 23rd, 2016

Monday funday again, and a good time to look back at a pretty good day fishing this past Saturday. After watching my brother’s house for a couple of days, watching his four neurotic dogs, and making sure my niece’s two … Continue reading

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Michigan Turkey Season Success Stories

May 22nd, 2016

Just a small glance at some of the success stories from the Michigan turkey woods!

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Slip Sliding Away

May 22nd, 2016

Many of those who are supporting Trump are doing so because they have lost all faith in the existing institutions, parties, and leaders to make a positive change in their lives. Whats interesting is that, while they appear to have lost faith in existing leaders, they havent lost faith in the democratic process. Otherwise, why […]

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Another Michigan Turkey Headed For The Roasting Pan!

May 21st, 2016

We are winding down to the last days of turkey hunting season here in Michigan, and the Ansel boys just won’t give up. Yesterday my brother Brett filled his tag which means half of the six Ansel brothers took birds this year. Brother Darryl put one down himself, and helped Brett get his. Darryl can […]

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Polar Bear Grizzly or Hybrid?

May 19th, 2016

  An odd-looking bear shot last weekby ahunter inNunavut hasturned out to be a grizzly-polar bear hybrid a rare findthat a researcher says is becoming more common. Hunter Didji Ishalook, 25, spotted the animalon top of a hill near his home communityof Arviat,about 260 kilometres north of Churchill, Man. From a distance he thought […]

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Dont till wet soil

May 19th, 2016

Tilling a garden at the wrong time can be damaging for certain types of soil. That is why it’s good to know when to till. Tilling at the wrong time can be disastrous for a garden. Gardeners make gardens in all types of soil: sand, loam, clay or, more often, a combination of two or […]

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Save time and money by servicing your two-cycle outdoor power tool

May 19th, 2016

Winter is the time when outdoor gardening stops and gardeners move indoors to get their power equipment ready for spring. I took care of most of my equipment this winter, but not all. As the weeks went by, some things got pushed to the back of the storage shed. It’s like they went into hibernation […]

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Brother Brads First Tom Turkey

May 18th, 2016

Just last week my brother Brad shot his first turkey near his little farm west of Jackson. My brother Darryl called the big tom in for him and after a couple anxious moments put the lovesick Tom on the ground! As they set up in a fence row they put out a couple hen’s and […]

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Alec Hill Shoots 4 Bearded Tom Turkey

May 17th, 2016

These are the kind of stories I love to share with my readers. My grandson Keegan McNamara has a good friend (Alec Hill) who just scored on the trophy of a lifetime, as far as turkey hunting goes! Alec is only 15 years old, but already has 3 big Tom’s under his turkey hunting belt. […]

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MY BOOK ON PRAYER IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A KINDLE BOOK

May 17th, 2016

Available as a Kindle book HERE. $9.99. Paperback HERE and HERE. Hard cover HERE.

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Squirrels in the Hood

May 16th, 2016

For the three people that occasionally read my blog, you may recall that I have a thing about Red Squirrels. I may appear un-naturally interested in them because Ive featured the little red devils in several blog postings. Be advised, however, that my interest is forced -they have done everything possible to disrupt my life. […]

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For Sale: 46 Reef Runner 800s

May 16th, 2016

Selling 46 Reef Runner 800’s for $230.00, most have never seen the water, and thinning out my tackle box. These are both stock and custom colors. Cant ship, but will meet up near Sterling State Park, Monroe, MI. Email me … Continue reading

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Ohio State Record Perch

May 15th, 2016

Lifestyle Outdoors notebook: Lake Erie yellow perch breaks 32-year Ohio record The Columbus Dispatch 8 hours ago Like Reblog on Tumblr Tweet Fishing from east of the Chagrin Rivers mouth at Fairport Harbor on Lake Erie, Dave Berg had latched onto something wet, wild and a little furious that was straining his ultralight equipment. Hanging […]

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Rattlesnake Not Just Any Old Snake In The Grass

May 15th, 2016

60-Second Snakes: The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Whether you’re a hunter, a wildlife enthusiast or just someonewho enjoys an occasional walk in the woods, this 60-second video will help you properly identify an eastern massasauga rattlesnake, should you ever find yourself lucky enough to come across this rare species in the wild. If you are fortunate […]

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The Pencil Plug: A Detroit River Classic

May 13th, 2016

When the handliners first started pulling wire with their homemade Victrola reels in the 1930’s and ’40’s, there wasa pencil plug at the end of the line more often than not. Whether bought at the local shop, or hand carved … Continue reading

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Recent Bear Attack Same Bear That Attacked Cadillac Teen In 2013

May 11th, 2016

Black bear killed in Wexford County determined to be bear that mauled Cadillac-area teen in 2013 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that a black bear recently shot and killed in Haring Township, north of Cadillac in Wexford County, is the same bear that mauled a teenage girl, Abby Wetherell, in that same […]

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Another Big Turkey Bites The Dust

May 09th, 2016

The Ansel boys haven’t been putting as many turkeys in the freezer as they had planned, but so far we have five of them down! Just recently my brother Darryl took a huge bird not far from home, and it might be one of the biggest he’s ever taken. It seems that their wasn’t a […]

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Getting a Naked UV Jig Coat

May 02nd, 2016

With another river tourney on the schedule this weekend, I went up into jig lab and came up with some more ultraviolet paint schemes for my 5/8ths ounce jigs. Whether UV finishes are effective or not when it comes to … Continue reading

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