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It’s Steelhead Time in Michigan

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Well it’s springtime here in Michigan and the rivers are jam packed with steelhead this year. All the warm weather has them going fast and furious on their annual spawning run.

If you are like me and bide your time waiting for bow season by chasing other outdoor passions then grab your rod and hit the stream…because the steelhead are in and they are thick.

I almost always practice catch and release but I might just have to keep one for the smoker this weekend.

Get outdoors,


Hunting Opportunities Everywhere in Michigan

20120305 2138551 Hunting Opportunities Everywhere in Michigan

Went out to a new piece of state land tonight for a quick coyote hunt after work. There was coyote sign everywhere and it was one of the best properties I’ve hunted all year.

Definitely made me think about how blessed we are here in Michigan to have so many great public hunting opportunities. To even make things better the state land we have here isn’t just average, there are some prime time hunting properties.

While I didn’t tag any predators tonight I did get to see a red tailed hawk catch a squirrel and a bunch of other wildlife. It was such a refreshing and uplifting time and definitely made my day.

So all of you hunters out there that are limited in private land hunting opportunities; get out and enjoy nature on some of this states public land offerings. I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.


Meet Opie from @firstlightgear in Michigan – A Hardcore Whitetail Deer Hunter

This video was originally streamed Live via back in October.

Opie is all about deer hunting. Here’s a quick conversation we had from the airport to our deer camp.

 Meet Opie from @firstlightgear in Michigan – A Hardcore Whitetail Deer Hunter