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...

Right to Hunt and Fish Passes

When I first picked up a fishing pole or went pheasant hunting, no one had ever heard of an organization formed to promote anti-hunting...

National Wildlife Federation Conference Highlights Concerns

Conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts from across the country gathered in Estes Park, Colorado for the 80th annual meeting of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF),...
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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...
Indiana Public Question 1

Butler: Vote Yes on Indiana Public Question 1

On November 8th, Hoosiers won’t just be electing new political leaders, voters will also be deciding if the Indiana Constitution shall be amended to...
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Obama Administration Gives Final One-Finger Salute to Hunters and Anglers

There’s no doubt the now-out-of-power Obama administration was the most anti-hunting, anti-gun and anti-outdoorsmen administration ever elected. Now, America’s sportsmen are left with the...

Left Coast Losers

Since this column is written for local readers, I don’t often report on topics mostly affecting outdoor oriented people in other parts of the...
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The Outdoors Under Donald Trump

Farmers care about farming issues. Coal miners care about mining issues. Doctors and nurses care about health care issues and since the election we’ve...

New ATV Helmet Law: Put a Lid on your Kids!

If your grandkids take the old 4-wheeler out for a ride on the back 40 without wearing a helmet, you’re now breaking the law. Starting...

Women in the Outdoors: “Shrink it and Pink it” Doesn’t Work?!?

This column is about ladies but it is addressed to the guys. Here is our vital Public Service message for the Holidays: Stop buying...