DNR Bowhunter Observation Survey

Several weeks back after arriving home from an evening archery hunt, a friend stopped by to visit. Sitting at the kitchen table I quickly...

Cover Crops: Good for Farmers and Birds

If you are the sort who takes notice of such things when traveling around the countryside, you’ve probably seen a drastic increase in the...
sandhill crane

Cranes at Jasper-Pulaski

Our entire population does not take to the waters with rod and reel in hand. Even less hunt. But almost everyone would take in...
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...