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Waiting for Deer Day

This appeared in the author's Out in the Open newspaper column: By the time you read this, I will be safely nestled somewhere under an...
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Losing Deer

This fall has been interesting, at least in regards to a good number of conversations I’ve had with some who have different opinions on...

The Mission is Possible!

I don’t often write “two parters” for this column, but last week’s topic demands a follow-up. To recap, last week I explained the math...
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Honor the hunt, not the Hunter

I’ve never been one to watch much television but during the hunting seasons I do catch a few hunting programs. Through the years there...

“How’d I miss?” Shot-spotting for Shotgunners

“How’d I miss?” It’s a common question for shotgun shooters whether at the range or in the field. Obviously, you shot too high, too low,...

Deer Season is Creeping Closer!

If you have read this column (probably by mistake) prior your husband or boyfriend, here is a fun little test that will determine the...
Indiana Deer Rifle Controversy

Rifles Rejoice: DNR emergency rule for 2017 deer hunting season

An emergency rule signed today by the DNR, filed with the Natural Resources Commission and the Legislative Services Agency, states the following: “Rifle cartridges that...

Day Packs: The Unsung Hero of Outdoor Gear

During a time when most deer hunting subjects have been beat to death let’s talk about something that gets little credit but can play...
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Duck Shooting: Mission Impossible?

Shooting "sitting ducks" is a term often used to describe shooting a target nearly impossible to miss. Most ducks, however, are shot while they...

How well can deer see?

It’s a question asked since sportsmen have been mandated to wear “hunter orange” during specific deer hunting seasons. Are deer color blind or do...

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Top 10 Tip-Up Dos and Don’ts

Amidst the focus on jigging and mobility over recent years, some proven strategies have been lost in the icy shuffle. Like tip-up fishing, which...