early spring

Warm Days Mean Early Spring….Maybe

When early March rolls around many people think spring. Admittedly, I’m in the group that gets a bit over anxious for warmer days. I’m...
Pheasant production

The Birds and the Bees: Keys to Pheasant Production

The 2016 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City on February 19-21 boasted a new...
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Indiana Snake Myths with Jarrett Manek

Jarrett Manek is Park Naturalist at O'Bannon Woods State Park in southern Indiana.  He also presents the popular Snakes Alive program for the Indiana...
Indiana's Rattlensakes

Indiana’s Rattlesnakes and Pit Vipers

Breaking News:  “Indiana Department of Natural Resources personnel drop hundreds of timber rattlesnakes into Morgan-Monroe State Forest by helicopter to control exploding rodent populations.” I...
chronic wasting disease

Chronic Wasting Disease: Why Deer Farming Matters to Everyone

Why are eggs so expensive compared to what they cost even a year or so ago? It’s because avian influenza (bird flu) was detected...
bobcat

The Bobcat- Indiana’s secretive feline

The bobcat, our only resident wildcat, has always been a species of great interest and curiosity. Their secretive nature leaves many Hoosiers wanting to...

Gifts for Bird-Brained People

Is it odd that a guy who has spent much of his leisure time hunting and fishing also spends much of his time looking...
sandhill cranes

Martino: Jasper-Pulaski Sandhill Cranes

As we hedge on the winter season many folks look for something to do. Many do not realize each fall one of our greatest...
prairie trillium

Bicentennial Nature Trust: an Indiana Success Story

About four years ago, a land conservation project was launched to help celebrate Indiana’s 200th year of statehood in 2016. It’s called the Bicentennial Nature...

Indiana Darters: You can call me Nerdlinger

The beginning of Moby Dick starts with “Call me Ishmael.”  It is a story is about a man obsessed with chasing a whale. My book...

Podcast Episode #6- New ATV Helmet Law (and a shark in...

Capt. Bill Browne of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources discusses the new ATV helmet law that takes effective July 1, 2017.  The purpose...

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