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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...
behind the badge

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...
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Float Trip on the Blue River with Reverend Peyton

This past week WildIndiana Publisher Brent T. Wheat and Field Editor Don Cranfill had the pleasure of joining internationally-known country blues and Americana artist...
florida camping

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...

WIN Exclusive: We talk to Reverend Peyton about the Indiana Outdoors!

One of the main features of the recently concluded 2016 Indiana State Fair was the free concert series. The reader might now be asking,...

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Mosquitoes, Chiggers and Ticks: Dealing with Bugs

DEET
We are now firmly in the throes of Indiana's vampire season. Every outdoor adventure between now and the first frost will include a host...