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that contains some of my published nature stories for kids!)
















Some of my photos on covers:















 

NOTE: ALL ARTICLES ARE COPYRIGHTED BY MICHAEL FURTMAN. NO REPRINTING OR DISTRIBUTION WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S PERMISSION.

 

Selected Articles I've Written Or Photographed (or both!). 

MY LIFE (WITH LABS) -- This story appears in the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine, and is about my four great black Labrador Retriever companions that have marked the passing of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

THE SNOWY SEASON -- my pictorial tribute to these magnificent visitors from the north! 

 

 ROUGH & READY is a photo essay on the Rough-legged Hawk, a medium sized raptor that moves south into Minnesota each winter.

 

DAYS AND NIGHTS OF OWLS -- a few years back, we were visited by large numbers of the tiny, beautiful, Boreal owl. Here's a photographic and written record of my winter spent with these fierce little predators!  

 

Wild Rice, Wild Ducks -- a story of duck hunting the wild rice lakes of northern Minnesota. This article appeared in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Ducks Unlimited Magazine. I both wrote the story and took all of the photos. I hope you enjoy it.

 

  TWO HEARTS -- A deer hunter values the most fundamental reason to hunt: the harvest of food. This is an article I wrote and photographed for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine, and which appeared in their Nov/Dec 2012 issue.

 

The Fabulous Fox Family is a Young Naturalist piece I wrote and photographed for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine. Even though it is an article for young people, I think you'll enjoy it no matter your age!

HOME FOR HAWK OWLS: This is an article I wrote, and photographed (with Bill Marchel) for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine on the existence of a breeding Northern Hawk Owl population in Minnesota.

DIVER DAWN -- Diving Duck Hunters Are Born Not Made. This popular essay of mine appeared in the January/February 2012 issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine.  

 

THE BIRTH OF DU (DUCKS UNLIMITED): This is my article that appeared in the November/December issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine, and that is an excerpt from my book, The Ducks Unlimited Story.  

 

The Good News Ducks: My article in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine about one of my favorite birds -- the Ring-necked duck!

 

BOG OF THE BIRDS: This is my photo essay of the Sax-Zim Bog which appeared in the Minnesota Volunteer magazine.

 

 

Ups and Downs in the Grouse Woods: An article on the population cycles of Ruffed Grouse in Minnesota, which appeared in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine.

 

RETOOLING MINNESOTA'S DUCK FACTORY: Global climate trends indicate the prairies of the Dakotas, where as much as 50% of North America's prairie nesting ducks are raised, will become drier, while Minnesota's prairie will get wetter. Can Minnesota pick up the slack in duck production if this occurs? Here's a feature article I wrote for the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine that examines this issue.

 

THE GIFT OF GUN DOGS -- Here's a tribute I wrote to man's best friend for the MN Conservation Volunteer magazine. If you've ever had a hunting dog, you'll enjoy this story!

 

THE DEER WOODS -- A deer hunter explains his bond with the land -- MN Conservation Volunteer magazine.

 

NO ROOM FOR DUCKS -- A duck hunter discovers the local implications of global population growth.

 

BLUEBILLS -- Where Have They Gone? -- MN Conservation Volunteer magazine.

 

In the North, In the Spring -- A wilderness paddler ponders lake trout -- MN Conservation Volunteer magazine -- MN Conservation Volunteer magazine.

 

Giving Thanks on the Prairie -- A hunter expresses gratitude for grasslands  -- MN Conservation Volunteer magazine. 

 

Church of the Silver Trout -- A steelhead fishing essay I wrote for the MN Conservation Volunteer magazine. 

 

(Psst....Me, a children's author? Yes! Follow this link to go to a new page that contains some of my published nature stories for kids!) 

 



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