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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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Don’t Wait: It’s Time For Sighting In Your Deer Rifle

It’s November and the firearms deer season is about to start which means it’s time to sight in your deer gun. Time is running...
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Whitetail Deer Rut about to Break Loose

The whitetail deer rut is upon us. Bucks are running ridges and field edges in search of receptive does. This is the highlight of...
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Why Do We Deer Hunt?

This year’s archery deer hunt is in full swing and in a few short weeks the flag will drop on the rest of the...

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‘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...