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Special hunt for special kids

Above- Shanin Walker, center, took part in this year's Freedom Hunt because he wanted to do something just like everyone else. He is pictured with...
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Only so many winters

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s easy to complain. Many times last week I overheard people whine how they hate the winter months....
Snake Dance

Snake Dance: WIN Publisher Releases First Book

In spite of dire predictions by his high school English teacher, longtime outdoor writer and WildIndiana publisher Brent T. Wheat has released his first...

Change is not always bad.

As creatures of habit, we sometimes hate change. But sometimes it’s not all bad. For me, this was my 46th renewal of the unique...
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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...
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Saving A Bald Eagle

Everyone loves a success story. Last September a mature bald eagle was found injured along Highway 26, in far eastern Howard County. After learning...

Time Spent Hunting Builds Family Bonds

Many members of the non-hunting public have a misconception as to what hunting is all about. While most understand the main purpose of hunting...

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....
Don Thomas

Don Thomas Jr. Inspires Simpler Style

E. Donnall "Don" Thomas, Jr. isn’t your average outdoor writer. If you’re a reader of Traditional Bowhunter Magazine or Gray’s Sporting Journal, then you’re...
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Florida Camping: Welcome to Hot!

Several years ago I wrote a column that started with a paraphrase of dialog from the movie Apocalypse Now: “I wanted an adventure and...

Episode #1- Wild Hogs with Alan Garbers

Indiana hog hunting
Wild hogs are alive and well- too well- in southern Indiana.  We talk to well-known outdoor writer Alan Garbers about the problem and some...

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