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Backpacking in the National Tick Refuge

I’ve often mentioned my slowly improving aversion to snakes and my complete irrational phobia of big yellow and black garden spiders. The other day,...

Just Being Outdoors Has Health Benefits

Someone once said the description of health is “to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do things you’d rather not.” Comedian...
PHWFF

Project Healing Waters and the Heartland Fly Fishing Festival Jan 20-21

There are plenty of great charitable and public service outdoor-related organizations these days. The biggest problem isn’t finding a way to help people but...

The Last Bait Shop: Bryant’s Drains Minnow Tanks

There was a time when locally owned bait shops dotted Kokomo’s business landscape. Places like Mal’s, Alley Tackle,...

The Big One that Got Away

The anticipation of the hunt. The christening of a new lodge. A gathering of outdoor communicators and conservationists hand selected by a great guy. “Of...

A Boy and his Grandfather

It was the day before Thanksgiving which meant there was no school. At the ripe age of 14, Josh was looking forward to spending...
behind the badge

Behind The Badge: Oakdale Flooding 2015

An Indiana Conservation Officer (ICO) never knows what their day has in store.  It could be filled with boat patrols on Indiana’s lakes, answering...

Social media has a place in fishing.

It wasn’t that long ago we couldn’t even fathom the internet craze called social media. But in today’s world it has changed our society...
resolutions

The best resolutions

Sooner or later we all do it. Every January a book of resolutions is offered up by people of all ages. Unfortunately the binding...

Becky Swails has deep passion for fishing

For longer than most of us have been alive, Rebecca Swails has enjoyed fishing and eating what she’s caught and she shows no sign...