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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...
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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...

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...

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...

Trouble comes at 32 yards

Early last summer I was invited to a friend’s wedding. It was a planned outdoor event scheduled for the middle of September. In hindsight,...

Buying A Used Bow – A Dozen Things You Need To Know

A great deal on a used bow or crossbow might just be the worst buy of your life. Even if the bow is safe...

How much archery should you really practice?

Until recently most vertical hunting bows were just sitting around collecting dust. Now, most have been broken out, visually checked and strings waxed. By...
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The Waning and Waxing Moon

I have said it before: just when I think there can be no new concept related to moon phases and deer movement, someone enlightens...

Podcast Episode #6- New ATV Helmet Law (and a shark in...

Capt. Bill Browne of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources discusses the new ATV helmet law that takes effective July 1, 2017.  The purpose...

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