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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Fall Photo Tips

The month of October is peak time for viewing fall colors and the sounds of uncounted camera shutters clicking will fill the Hoosier outdoors...
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The Yellow Menace

I divide the year into two parts: the spider season and everything else. In clear violation of the He-Man Code of Conduct I will publicly...

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,...

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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...