WildIndiana Magazine: Welcome to my Nightmare, er, Dream!

You hold in your hands the first edition of WildIndiana magazine; let me welcome you to my nightmare.  Sorry, I meant dream. I’ll answer the...
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...

What Time Is It?

Lost in thought during a recent fish-less fishing trip, I slipped and fell face-first into a dark pool of gloomy thoughts. I slogged, mentally...
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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...

Dreaming of Spring

It’s been a pretty good winter as far as seasons go. But I think most would agree, we’ve had enough and it’s time for...

Tragedy Hits Home

With great sadness I had to rewrite this column at the eleventh hour. Old friend Roger Chezem was fishing a lake with huge bluegill....
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Indiana’s New Purple Paint Law Helps Stop Trespassers

If you see purple in the woods, it’s not the work of obsessive-compulsive vandals but a warning: Stay out! That’s because Indiana’s new purple...

Sport Shows Put a Gleam in the Eye

Right now the 64th annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show is the center of the Hoosier outdoor world but sports shows in...
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Bass, Raspberries and Beagles

Up before dawn, I was, Monday morning. Falling barometer and rain moving in might be the perfect storm to catch a big bass I...
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Behind The Badge: Rescuing The Rescuers

The flood of June 2008 will be slow to fade in the memories of anyone involved in it.  People of all walks of life...