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Program Benefits Landowners, Hunters and Gamebirds

Are you old enough to remember “the good old days” when you would hear bobwhite quail whistling in the spring and the unique cackle...

A butterfly Named Monet

I’m surprised I’m not one of those migratory people like many in our latitudes. I don’t have a summer home here and a winter...

Black Bear Sightings Becoming More Frequent

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

Martino: Fawns and Fireflies

No one can argue last winter just didn’t want to let go. But thankfully it’s now history. Even the beginning of spring was unseasonably...

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...
black bear

A Bear Behaving Badly

A series of sweeping wildfires forced a black bear out of its Michigan home and into the safe haven of northwest Indiana. The year was...

Lake Monroe Cleanup 2015- Who Forgot Their Mattress?

Who throws a mattress overboard? That was only one of the odd, unusual and downright strange items that were picked up on Sunday, September 13,...

A Phosphorus Sweet Spot

Farmers, gardeners and people who like to keep lawns growing fast enough to ensure their lawnmowers get regular workouts know that they have to...

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...

Bird Feeders: It’s for the Birds!

Today I was sitting on the patio, absent-mindedly watching the bird feeder while trying to figure out a topic for our weekly discussion. The...