Eastern Box Turtle

Box Turtles Remembered

I was born on a farm near Madison, Indiana and the biggest trouble I got into was staying in the woods all day. Clifty...

Lake Superior Drops to Third

I grew up fishing in sluggish rivers, backwaters and ponds here in Northwest Indiana so I never fished in crystal clear water. Around here...

Solar Eclipse 2017 is Finally Here!

On August 21st a very special event will happen across a wide swath of the United States. The sun, moon and Earth will line...

That Ain’t A Water Moccasin: The Northern Water Snake

Editor's note: the following is from a recent newspaper column by WildIndiana Publisher Brent T. Wheat.  It is directed to readers in north-central Indiana;...

Time to Appreciate the Unappreciated: Turkey Vultures

“Jeez, that’s nasty,” I said to myself, quickly turning my head after getting a whiff of something rotten. I had stopped to check the...

It pays to pick up what nature is laying down

We’ve all heard it before and silently wondered if it was just a myth. “I’m going to have to fish slow this afternoon,” said...

More Than Just A Stamp

Every summer, hunters, birders, conservationists and stamp collectors celebrate when the new edition of Federal Duck Stamps go on sale. Originally called the Federal...

Peregrine Falcons rule the skies

Many people have a romance for raptors. Maybe it’s because of their stealth and poise or grace in flight. When it comes to birds...

Time to bag the Bradford

This is an urgent warning: Public Enemy Number One is lurking outside your window right now! RUN!! Actually, don’t run; just amble outdoors in a...

Swimming like a fish

"He swims like a fish!" It's an expression you might hear someone say while watching the people at a swimming pool or a beach....

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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...