Introduce an Adult to the Outdoors

Given the opportunity, most of us would enjoy introducing a child to the lifetime outdoor activities of hunting and fishing. But many times we...

Smart or Dumb, Call TIP

No one likes a poacher. Gone are the days when poaching was something akin to jaywalking or driving a few miles per hour over...

Treasures in the Woods found in Delphi

I have always believed our nation’s strength and global economic respect come from huge companies and corporations. But our country’s heart and soul is...
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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,...

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...

Kokomo native enshrined in Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

I have always revelled in the outdoor success of family, friends and even those I don’t know. Maybe it was a child’s first bluegill,...

Time Together: the Ultimate Christmas Gift

At this time each year most of us still face the daunting reality of having to shop for Christmas gifts. The older I get,...
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Zumbo Biography a Good Read

I seldom offer book reviews as a subject for my outdoor columns. Not that there aren’t lots of outdoor oriented books out there. There...

Thoreau, Muir, Leopold: Three Inspirational Conservationists to Study

Many of our modern conservation principles stem from the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and Aldo Leopold. These early American conservationists each...

Chipmunk Wars: Battle Is On Again!

The battle is on again. Reconnaissance has become an hourly vigil, elaborate traps are lying in wait and shots have been fired. Unfortunately, the...