Kokomo Woman takes record deer

Women have been one of the fastest growing participants in the tradition of hunting. When it comes to pursuing whitetail deer, females are some...

Late Rabbit Hunt for a Worthy Cause

As a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation banquet committee, I am expected to come up with creative ways to make money. We...

Rabbits and Coyotes: Has Something Changed?

A call to beagle breeder and long-time field trial participant Don LeCount shed some light on the evolution of rabbits since the eastern migration...

Coyote Hunting Makes Difference in Deer Numbers

Seeing a coyote trotting across a field or hearing their iconic yips and howls during darkness is becoming more common. Many hunters believe their...
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Groundhog Day: Woodchuck as Chuck

In tribute to Groundhog Day, this is a story about groundhogs, otherwise known as woodchucks or whistle pigs. They got their whistle pig nickname...

A Simple Day in the Deer Woods

In the waning days of muzzleloader season, I decide to take a day trip to Owen County. As I pulled onto the property, before...

Small Woods Deer Hunting – You’re Doing It Wrong

The vast majority of Hoosier hunters are limited to a small woodlot, but that doesn’t limit success if you start planning for the next...

Take Dad Hunting

There have been volumes written and even more spoken about the positive merits of introducing children to our outdoor traditions. But aren’t we missing...

Blaze Orange Makes Safety Sense

While it’s natural to assume animals see, hear and have other senses identical to humans, they don’t. Try eating an acorn from a black...
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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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Now Is The Time For Morels!

It’s on. A few weeks back our fickle Indiana weather had me wondering. When I penned last week’s column I thought our morel season...