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Steve Griffin

Steven A. Griffin, a Midland-based, full-time freelance outdoors writer, has been covering that beat for newspapers and magazines for longer than he likes to admit. He began with a manual typewriter and a film camera - and says that in every way outdoors, these are the "good old days"!

Waterfowl Hunting in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay

The childhood game of "Duck, Duck, Goose" is simple. The grown-up, Great Lakes Bay version is delightfully more complex: deciding which form of fowl — duck or goose — to pursue, in one of Michigan's richest waterfowling regions. Duck hunting on the open waters of Saginaw Bay; duck (or…

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Deer Hunting in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay

Michigan white-tailed deer hunting comes in several flavors, and two of the tastiest and most fruitful are features found prominently here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. This deer-generous region straddles the shift from southern Michigan farmlands to northern Michigan forests, where…

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Best Birding Spots in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay

Every Saturday, I have breakfast at 6 a.m. at a local eatery. Almost every Saturday morning, Val Trabucchi of Midland joins a friend at an adjoining table. Naturally, we chat. Val is a birder, what some call a bird-watcher, who has traveled far and wide — to the southwestern U.S., Canada…

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Pro Tips for Saginaw Bay Walleye Fishing

Perhaps the one of the world's best walleye fisheries, Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay is certainly among Michigan fishing's most enticing puzzles. The Saginaw Bay challenge is to find its abundant gamefish in a vast, relatively featureless underwater landscape. Think jigsaw puzzle — without a…

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