opening day

Honor the hunt, not the Hunter

I’ve never been one to watch much television but during the hunting seasons I do catch a few hunting programs. Through the years there...

U.S. Bests Russia, or Did We?

Issues between Russia and the USA is big news these days. It’s the cold war, once thought to be over, now heated up again....

2016 Year End Review

Brushing aside the small group of social media drama queens who are proclaiming “2016 is the worse EVER!” our rapidly-fading year was like every...
conservation officers rifle law

The DNR screwed up and conservation officers will pay the price

UPDATE 11-4-2017: An emergency rule was issued the ALLOWS "pistol caliber rifles," just as last year.  Link: DNR Emergency Rule If you hadn’t noticed, there...
poacher

Turn In A Poacher: Broken Hands and Big Rewards

What does Dale Earnhardt, myself and the Law Enforcement Division of the Indiana DNR have in common? None of us like a poacher and...

Sportsmen Should Oppose Resolution to Transfer National Lands

National public lands are an American treasure. Those of us who value our natural resources and support the conservation of America’s fish, forest and...
alaska's wildlife

Stealing Alaska’s Wildlife

Who owns the wildlife in this country? In many European countries, the owner of the land owns the animals living on the land. That’s...

Spring season helps reflect on what’s important

Spring has finally sprung. For a while I wondered when the weather would improve and give us physical proof of our much awaited season....
LWCF

LWCF on the Chopping Block

The fate of one of the nation's oldest, most effective conservation programs is now being deliberated in the U.S. House of Representatives. Called the...

Deport the Bears?

What do Hawaii and Indiana have in common? Not much other than each of these states are listed as not having a wild population...