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...

It’s not about dead animals

It was just last week a friend told me he was discussing this weekly column with one of his close acquaintances. “I know who...

November Comes and Goes Too Fast

Sitting here next to a campfire, reflecting on my past week spent in isolation from the chaos gripping much of the world, I am...
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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...

The Hunt for a Place to Hunt

It wasn’t long ago a guy could knock on the doors of rural landowners and be handed the keys to a slice of hunting...
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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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...

Freedom Hunt provides independence for special needs kids

Wisps of smoke drifted through the morning air and the pleasing smell of the crackling campfire tickled your nose. As I approached the campsite,...
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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...
poaching

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...

Instant Chaos, Just Add Television!

The WildIndiana team has just completed a wildly successful run at the 63rd Annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show. Our "television production facility"...

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