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Duck Hunters Take Heart: Things are just Ducky

With regular waterfowl hunting seasons well underway in the northern states and poised to kick off in the south, at least two things are...
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Black Friday- the Other Opening Day

The steely-eyed huntress spotted her prey.  Stalking slowly forward, trying not to draw attention to her movements, she flowed toward the target with the sinuous...
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The End of Indiana’s Ruffed Grouse?

It’s official. Ruffed grouse in Indiana are on the edge of extirpation.  Steven Backs, our IDNR biologist that is known and respected across North...
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Deer Season Opening Day Traditions

It’s a tale of two worlds. For me, early archery season is usually a solitary affair. Most of my time afield is spent alone....
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Old Camper Makes Special Hunt Camp

The moment I laid eyes on that worn out old camper, I knew she had to be mine. Her beauty surely wasn’t apparent to...
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Third try a charm for Roger Ford

Even though some may not consider our general area the breadbasket of hunting and fishing opportunities, like other parts of the United States, trophies...
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Basic safety tips can prevent tree stand/elevated platform falls

With firearms deer season approaching in Indiana, hunters must understand the risks of hunting from an elevated platform and how to protect themselves from...
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How Not to Shoot A Deer

Anyone can shoot a deer.  Mike Schoonveld tells you how an expert doesn't! I once wrote a column in which I documented the multitude of...
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Fair Oak Farms Pheasant Hunt Exceeds Expectations

Many people think the Pig Adventure and Pork Education Center located at Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana is a for profit, agri-tourism business....
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“I’m not a Huntress”- Taylor Desch is just a hunter

You can call 24 year-old Taylor Desch a lot of things, but don’t call her a female hunter. She’s not a huntress either. “I...

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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...