Indiana bear

Could black bears again inhabit Indiana?

Back in the day, black bears were historically abundant across Indiana and sightings were common. There were good numbers throughout the Hoosier state with...

Drugs Down the Drain: Crawdads and Little Blue Pills

In trying to keep you readers apprised of the latest trends, activities and issues dealing with the hunting and fishing in particular or the...

Just say “Hail NO!” to Hail

I’m always searching for a topic. At a recent lodge-room discussion among several semi-famous writers (aided by the literary powers of Kentucky’s finest jet...

Saving the Ash Tree

It’s been argued there was no more important kind of tree in the eastern half of North America than the American Chestnut. The “Chestnuts...

If it Looks Like a Fish

If is looks like a fish, swims like a fish and sounds like a fish, it must be a fish. Right? It works for...
prairie trillium

Whence the Wild Weather

Editor's Note: When this was written 10 days ago, the weather was fine and everyone was convinced that Spring had arrived early....... What is one...

It Seems Like Spring Has Sprung Already

I had over an inch of snow on the ground Saturday morning. About noon Sunday, I walked to the garden to check on my...
coyotes

Coyotes: Indiana’s Largest Carnivore Is Doing Well

For those of us who live in rural areas, we become privy to the diverse sounds of nature. But one sound that always catches...
armadillo

Armadillo: Indiana’s Opossum on the Half-Shell

Once again, we have a report of a (dead) armadillo in southern Indiana. On January 2, 2017 the Indiana Department of Natural Resources District 8...
whooping crane

Whooping Crane Shot near Goose Pond FWA

For the fifth time in recent years, a highly-endangered whooping crane has been shot to death in Indiana. The dead crane was discovered following the...

Battling Indiana’s Wild Hog Population

The wild hog population in Indiana is a complex issue. Many preach what they consider common sense solutions to a growing wild hog population,...

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