Hunting is such a big part of who we are in Northern Michigan, it’s our past and our present.

While it’s a boom for our economy these days, it was once a necessity for survival.

We take a fascinating journey underwater to see how some of the earliest hunters did it in today’s Mi Great Places.

The Great Lakes hold so many secrets and so much history. Most of us have no idea what hides beneath these waves.

“It’s not just shipwrecks but there are things that were going on here a long time ago that are still preserved in the lake.”

And archaeologists just found something big in Lake Huron off the shore of Alpena.

Hunting blinds and drive lanes dating back 9,000 years, at a time when water levels were much, much lower.

They are about 30 miles from today’s shore.