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Free Fishing in Michigan This Weekend

Just got an email from the DNR announcing free fishing for everyone this week in the great state of Michigan.

Get out there and enjoy it.

Opie

Just a reminder that all Michigan residents and non-residents can fish without a license this Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. Please note all other fishing regulations still apply.

Saturday and Sunday make up the Summer Free Fishing Weekend, an annual effort to promote Michigan’s numerous fishing opportunities. While many individuals and families will head out to fish for free on their own, there are also numerous organized events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the weekend as well.

You can view the full email by clicking here.

Turkey Time in Michigan

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It’s that time of year again. Time to get in the woods and watch the world wake up to the sound of thundering turkeys.

Seems like the bird count is way down this year but I hopped behind the camera this morning and filmed this monster hitting the ground. Always a blast when you can call em in and film at the same time.

Good luck to everyone out Turkey hunting!

Opie

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Free Fishing Weekend

Just a reminder that all Michigan residents and non-residents can fish without a license this Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. Please note all other fishing regulations still apply.

Saturday and Sunday make up the Winter Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to encourage folks to get outside to experience Michigan’s winter water wonderland. While many individuals and families will head out to fish for free on their own, the DNR is pleased to share there are numerous organized events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate this weekend as well.

Various counties throughout Michigan will host scheduled events; including Antrim, Bay, Clinton, Gogebic, Ingham, Iron, Monroe, Montcalm, Oakland, Ogemaw, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne and Wexford. Please note most events are weather dependent.

If you’d like to see all of the events occurring this weekend, visit the official event chart online.

For more information about the 2013 Winter Free Fishing Weekend please visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing.

Here’s a link to the DNR announcement: click here

It’s Almost Time

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Oh boy! We have a dusting of snow on the ground, the rut is in full swing and the orange army is mobilizing.

Thursday kicks off the most celebrated holiday in Michigan…whitetail gun season. That crazy day when all of us bowhunters will be joined in the woods by 500,000 gun hunters.

I’ll be spending the morning in the stand and then meeting up with Nick Viau from Life and Longbows to prep for Deertour 2012.

It’s gonna be a blast.

Good luck to everyone heading out this week for the gun opener. Be safe and be sure o your target and what is behind.

Opie

The Rut is On

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Well it’s that time of the year again! When the crisp mornings and crunching leaves bring out monster bucks chasing, fighting, grunting and dying.

We’ve been seeing rut activity heating up and the big boys are starting to chase. The next two weeks should be rockin and rolling here in Michigan. Good luck to everyone out there chasing the rut!

See you in the woods!

Opie

It’s a Huntographers Life For Me

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Having a great morning out in the duck blind.

Michigan Duck Opener

Good luck to everyone that’s joining me on this beautiful day for the start of duck season.

Be safe and let’s kill some quackers!

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And So It Begins

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Well welcome to sweet October folks. As I write this I’m on the ground chasing Whitetails for the first time this year. Have a nice button buck 5 yards away from me wanting to get his picture taken for Huntography.

We have been hit really hard with EHD this year down in southwest Michigan so it’s nice to see a live deer.

I wish the best of luck to all my fellow Michigan hunters this season and hope you all have a safe and successful deer season.

If you happen to get that deer of a lifetime please hit me up via my twitter or email listed below and I’ll do my best to share your story up here on huntography (or come film you tell your story).

Shoot straight and have fun!

Opie
@firstlightgear
Opie@firstlightgear.com

Fish For Free In Michigan This Weekend!

Thanks to the Michigan DNR ANYONE can get out fishing this weekend without needing a fishing license. This is an awesome opportunity to introduce new people to fishing without any real cost to them. You can see the DNR’s bulletin about this event below.

 

2012 Summer Free Fishing Weekend
Get out and fish for FREE this Saturday & Sunday!

Just a reminder that all Michigan residents and non-residents can fish without a license this Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Please note all other fishing regulations still apply.

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Saturday and Sunday make up the Summer Free Fishing Weekend – an annual effort to promote Michigan’s plentiful fishing opportunities. While many individuals and families will head out to fish for free on their own, the DNR is pleased to share there are numerous organized events scheduled throughout the state to celebrate the weekend as well.

Various locations throughout Michigan will host scheduled events, including Bay City, Boyne City, Chelsea, Clare, Coldwater, Crystal Falls, Detroit, East Tawas, Escanaba, Flint, Grant, Grayling, Hale, Holly, Howell, Independence Township, Interlochen, Ionia, Iron River, L’Anse, Lake Linden, Linwood, Lupton, Marenisco, Mattawan, Metamora, Mt. Pleasant, Negaunee, Newaygo, Oakland, Okemos, Ontonagon, Osseo, Paradise, Pinckney, Ray Township, Waterford and throughout Roscommon and St. Clair counties.

If you’d like to see all of the events occurring this weekend, visit the official event chart online.

For more information about the 2012 Summer Free Fishing Weekend please visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing.

Last Day of Spring Turkey Season

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Well it’s the last day of the Michigan Spring Turkey season today. I luckily have the morning off work so I headed out with dad this morning for one last chance at the big Tom that’s been giving me the slip all season.

If it doesn’t play out right I guess I’ll just have to eat a turkey tag sandwich this year.

Sure has been a wild ride this year with all the hot weather we’ve had.

In other news: The forest and all the critters are staring to wake up and it looks like its gonna be another great day to be alive!

Opie