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Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors

Michael A Sawyers - Outdoors
  • MIKE SAWYERS Venison main course

    I have an unscientific observation for
    you.
    What’s new, right?

    November 23, 2013 1 Photo

  • Three good points

    Here is something you will never hear me say.
    “I have enough light to shoot that 10-point buck, but there isn’t enough light to get it on camera, so I won’t pull the trigger.”

    November 16, 2013

  • MIKE SAWYERS Shooty’s Gutting, Dragging Service

    Our youngest son, Ryan, is quite the entrepreneur. While he is working on one project, he is thinking about the next one.
    But first I have to tell you how he got his nickname.

    November 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • Maryland bear hunt sets record Maryland bear hunt sets record

    Although the 94 bears checked in during Maryland’s recent bruin hunt came up just short of the projected harvest range of 95-130 animals, a record kill took place.

    November 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Turn bad idea into good one

    Let’s do something we haven’t done for a while.
    Let’s reach into the Bad-Idea File and see what we come up with.
    Reaching now. Feeling around. There’s one. Got it.

    October 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bears State’s 10th bear hunt starts tomorrow

    Maryland’s bear season opens tomorrow and, believe it or not, is the 10th such event since bruin hunting returned to the state in 2004. There had not been a bear season for 51 years. I remember very clearly when we started to realize that bears had discovered the great habitat waiting for them in Almost Maryland. It was the mid-1980s. Jim Clise, a Maryland Natural Resources Police officer was a cadet then.

    October 21, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS It’s early! It’s time to hunt!

    I’ll never forget the run-up to Maryland’s first early muzzleloader deer season in 1994.

    October 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS I know a guy, too!

    My phone rings.
    “Is this the guy that writes the sports?”
    “I don’t write sports, but I write the outdoor column that sometimes appears in the Sports Section,” I say.

    October 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • MIKE SAWYERS Fall trout time nears

    Charlie Gougeon of the Maryland Fisheries Service perhaps described the autumn trout fishing experience the best.
    “The water has cooled after the summer’s heat.

    September 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Survey finds fewer young Md. turkeys

    Maryland’s fall turkey season takes place Oct. 26 through Nov. 2 and it is possible that hunters may see fewer young birds than in recent years.

    September 28, 2013

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