Courtesy Tom Jones, Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

We're well into deer bow hunting season in Michigan.  While most hunters must wait until November 15 to bag their trophy bucks with firearms, a special event is happening this week for some firearms hunters.

The "Independence Hunt" allows people with physical disabilities to enjoy firearms hunting.  It's sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Current State's Kevin Lavery speaks with Bryan Wilkinson, a disabled hunter who spent the first day of the hunt at Sharonville State Game Area in Jackson County.

Courtesy - Gourmet Gone Wild

Healthy. Local. Sustainable. The words capture the priorities of the group ‘Gourmet Gone Wild,' a non-profit organization with a dual mission.

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Man versus nature:  It’s a conflict as old as storytelling itself.  And for one Grand Ledge man, it’s a conflict he will never forget. 

Last September, Adrian Knopps, an electrician and avid hunter, went on a bear-hunting trip in southeastern Alaska with his friend, Alaska native Garrett Hagen. Only Adrian came back alive. And that was after he miraculously survived a week stranded in the wilderness with little to eat or drink, inadequate clothing and no shelter.

Adrian Knopps was gracious enough share his story with Current State producer Joe Linstroth.