Conservation Agent Grandfather Inspires in Absence

Photo above- Indiana Game Wardens in Front of the Indiana State House ca. 1921   Photo- Indiana Historical Society. I never knew my mother’s father....
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Poaching doesn’t pay for one Indiana resident

Poaching is a crime against wildlife as well as against all citizens - hunters and non-hunters alike. When most people think of poaching they...
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Behind The Badge: Southern Indiana Teen Poachers

One of the biggest wildlife crimes is poaching.  Most poaching is not done by someone trying to feed a hungry family.  Many poachers are...

An Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure

Greg Fouts has been an avid outdoorsman since childhood. In all honesty, it’s the fabric from which his life is woven. At age 64 there...
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Behind The Badge: The Case Of The Greedy Duck Hunters

In general waterfowl hunters are ethical hunters and protectors of the resource.  Organizations like Ducks Unlimited work tirelessly to procure and improve new habitat...

Those Dam Fishermen!

It has been said that there are three kinds of liars: liars, damn liars and fisherman. I would submit that there is a fourth:...
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Indianapolis Preparedness Expo

WildIndianaVideo stopped by the Indianapolis Preparedness Expo on December 3 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Preparedness Expo is geared toward helping people who want...
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Behind The Badge: Cranking – How Not To Fish

“Cranking” for fish has two meanings.  The first is the legal use of a crankbait, a hard plastic or wooden bait with a plastic...

WIN Writer Mike Schoonveld Inducted into Hall of Fame

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame recently announced its latest class of inductees. Included in this elite group is Hoosier Outdoor Writers’ past...

Poor Balance Leads to ‘Adventure’

At this stage of the game, it is rare for me to have a memorable day on the creek. I’ve fished there so often, for...