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There I was, totally involved in the comfort of a portable blind with only a few days left in the regular firearms deer season. I had yet to tag either a buck or a doe, although both tags were in my pocket with numerous opportunities already behind me.

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Another regular firearms season has closed and an irregular firearms deer season begins next week. Certainly, there is no season dubbed “irregular,” but the moniker seems fitting given the new rules. Since last year, hunters can use any state-legal firearm during the muzzleloader season, if …

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After stuffing my backpack with all the necessary gear for an afternoon of sitting in a box blind on stilts, I maneuvered the pack into position on my back. The compact Ruger American in .450 Bushmaster caliber was then slung upon my shoulder for the half-mile trek to the stand. I had alread…

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Well, here we are toward the end of the Pigskin Picks season. Lo and behold, the new guy is tied for second place — not bad. Pay no mind to the combined record designation, or that I’m in fact tied in second with Josh Champlin.

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Corunna’s Dylan Briggs continued his hot start to the college wrestling season, finishing second at Saturday’s Trine Invitational in Indiana.

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LANSING — Owosso’s Curran Jacobs captured a 59-second victory in his professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) debut Saturday at “Total Warrior Combat” at Causeway Bay Hotel.

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The Wolverines demolished the Spartans Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, 44-10, on a sunny and brisk November day, and if you’re unfamiliar with the rivalry, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh throwing the ball in the fourth quarter while up 27 points tells you everything you need to know. This one …

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As I watched the Detroit Lions crumble down the stretch against a woeful Chicago Bears team Sunday afternoon — further cementing the likelihood that the boys in Honolulu blue will miss the postseason once more — a tough realization came to mind: The roar is far from being restored.

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Lansing Community College sophomore Maya Ferland has been named the Player of the Year in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s Western Conference.

Another regular firearms season has closed and an irregular firearms deer season begins next week. Certainly, there is no season dubbed “irregular,” but the moniker seems fitting given the new rules. Since last year, hunters can use any state-legal firearm during the muzzleloader season, if …

Byron senior softball pitcher Lauren Viele, center, signed her national letter of intent Tuesday to attend Cleary University in Howell and pitch for the women's softball team. She is flanked by Cleary head coach Tim Bailey, left, and her father, Dennis Viele. Cleary's Cougars compete at the …

After stuffing my backpack with all the necessary gear for an afternoon of sitting in a box blind on stilts, I maneuvered the pack into position on my back. The compact Ruger American in .450 Bushmaster caliber was then slung upon my shoulder for the half-mile trek to the stand. I had alread…

Three generations of hunters all bagged eight-point bucks in the Henderson area Nov. 15, the opening day of deer rifle season in Michigan. Pictured from left are David Crambell Jr., 19, David Crambell, 49, and Jack Crambell, 72. Jack Crambell commented that “in all my years of deer hunting t…

Ovid-Elsie senior center Lauren Barton, right center, signs her national letter of intent Friday to play Division 2 basketball at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Ind. Barton is shown with her parents, to the left and right of Barton. Indiana Tech assistant coach Casey Morrissette is shown at far…

Laingsburg senior Kara Mahoney, left, shakes hands with Lansing Community College women’s softball coach Marc Kibby after signing her national letter of intent to play softball for the Stars. Mahoney, a shortstop, batted .545 with 10 home runs, scored 63 runs and had a RBI .48 — which tied f…

Well, here we are toward the end of the Pigskin Picks season. Lo and behold, the new guy is tied for second place — not bad. Pay no mind to the combined record designation, or that I’m in fact tied in second with Josh Champlin.

Corunna’s Dylan Briggs continued his hot start to the college wrestling season, finishing second at Saturday’s Trine Invitational in Indiana.

Muzzy Pheasant Farm in Caledonia Township, in partnership with United Way of Genesee County, hosted a free pheasant hunt for 14 veterans on Nov. 11. The veterans came from throughout Michigan and represented the Army, Navy and Marines. The day opened with coffee, doughnuts and a snowstorm. T…

LANSING — Owosso’s Curran Jacobs captured a 59-second victory in his professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) debut Saturday at “Total Warrior Combat” at Causeway Bay Hotel.

The Wolverines demolished the Spartans Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, 44-10, on a sunny and brisk November day, and if you’re unfamiliar with the rivalry, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh throwing the ball in the fourth quarter while up 27 points tells you everything you need to know. This one …

As I watched the Detroit Lions crumble down the stretch against a woeful Chicago Bears team Sunday afternoon — further cementing the likelihood that the boys in Honolulu blue will miss the postseason once more — a tough realization came to mind: The roar is far from being restored.

Lansing Community College sophomore Maya Ferland has been named the Player of the Year in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s Western Conference.

SEBEWAING TWP. — For the second straight season, Byron’s tournament run ended in the Division 3 regional semifinals as Brown City defeated the Eagles 25-18, 25-21, 25-17 in the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Unionville-Sebewaing.

Hunters have dutifully relied upon the advice of wildlife biologists, when it came to the effects of their studies and knowledge on all matters flora and fauna. We listened to them when it came to managing our wolf population and we listened to them when it came to hunting mourning doves; we…

Sitting in a tree stand last week, as the sun began its daily disappearing act, I couldn’t help but think how deer hunting has changed over the past 50 years. Never have the opportunities for successful hunts been better. We have far more deer and far more means to take home some nourishing …