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....

At Age 12 Kayla Bell Is A Seasoned Hunter

As summer morphs into fall Kayla Bell starts to get antsy. At first glance she appears to be a typical young girl. A seventh...

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...
deer hearing

Bramwell: Thoughts from the Deer Stand

In 57 years of deer hunting and 63 years of small game hunting, a few experiences stand out with many more having much in...

Just Another Trip…

I really didn’t think the following story was all that humorous or noteworthy as it is a typical day afield for Yours Truly. However,...

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...

There’s nothing like a campfire

Trying to pound out yet another 800 words of semi-meaningful prose, I was stumped. This minor impasse highlighted the fact that one of the...
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Martino Explains ‘Why We Hunt’

Just last week while attending a meeting, my friend Rachelle Johnson solicited my views on hunting. She asked direct and in-depth questions. Me, on...

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,...

Fishing trip provides warm memories for Kokomo family

Since 2002 Kokomo residents Mike Maloney, Pete Schmitt and Greg Clark began making annual trips to Minnesota’s Itaska County. The family members would spend...