Whitetail deer

Be careful: It’s Deer Crossing Season

There’s never a time of day or time of year a motorist can’t be confronted with a deer deciding it needs to be on...
persimmons

Persimmons Part of Autumn’s Bounty

When people think of dessert and Thanksgiving, most probably think of pumpkin pie. However, if you are lucky enough to have persimmon pudding available,...
tannery

Time to have your hide tanned?

Tucked away southeast of Kokomo, on the Howard Tipton County line, is a thriving business that grows larger with each passing year. But don’t...
three generations of Allen men

J.C. Allen & Sons: More than just farm photos

Photo above- John O. Allen (standing), John C. Allen (right), Chester P. Allen (kneeling) in 1970   The J.C. Allen & Sons Company of West Lafayette,...
hydration system

Hydration Systems

Summer is hard upon us and, given the usual temperature forecast, don’t be surprised if you see a blue heron burst into flame in...
maple syrup

Maple Syrup Making A Great Winter Activity

Maple syrup for most is an artificially engineered thick, brown liquid with a corn syrup base bought in a plastic bottle. But it doesn’t...
knifemaker

From Stone Age to steel: Halfbreed Knives

Ask any knowledgeable outdoor sports minded person what the most essential tool is for any adventure. Without a doubt it will be a sturdy...
civil war relics

If it Beeps, Dig It!

Step by slow step you cross the old yard in rural Indiana. Your eyes scan the ground. Your ears are tuned to the slightest sound....

A Family Tradition: The Boat, Sport and Travel Show

The late winter months are gray and dreary in central Indiana, making it difficult to get excited about anything in the out-of-doors. Fortunately, since...
night vision

Enhance Your Night Vision

Of the five senses, eyesight is probably the most important and useful to outdoorsman.  You won't hear a fish strike or feel a deer...