The Gould Brothers

The Gould Brothers

Humans have always liked being entertained. There have probably always been men and women who made livings as entertainers, be they thespians, musicians or...
duck hunting

First Duck Excites Youth Hunter

With steady rain beating us in the face, mentor and mentee awaited daylight. The conditions were right and large flocks of ducks were buzzing...
buck

Martino: The Second Chance Buck

I love hearing of unique hunting stories that take place each season. Part of the reason is few memories are stronger than those forged...
stalking

A Christmas Story: The Most Dangerous Game

It was hunting and stalking of the most dangerous kind: the consequences of a misstep would be drastic if not fatal. For a young...
snow hunt

The Snow Hunt

Welcome to December, the month when non-hunting folks are primarily worried about excessive eggnog ingestion or inadvertently giving their checking account a hernia. However,...
first shotgun

My First Shotgun

Some Memories Last Forever... “Can I talk to you for a minute?” asked my friend Maris Parker several weeks back when I passed her in...
declining deer herd

The Dirty Secret of Indiana’s Declining Deer Herd

Wonder why you aren't seeing deer?  Take a look in the mirror. Visit any coffee shop, café or local watering hole where deer hunters gather...
duck hunter

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...
black friday

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...

Latest Stories

‘The Perfect Drift’: Sub-Zero Bass by Kayak

By Jim Edlund All photos courtesy of Old Town Canoes & Kayaks/Jason Arnold The vast majority of northern bass anglers hang up their open-water gear...