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My First Shotgun

Some Memories Last Forever... “Can I talk to you for a minute?” asked my friend Maris Parker several weeks back when I passed her in...
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More to hunting and fishing licenses than hunting and fishing

The Thanksgiving holiday is now in the rear view mirror with Christmas in the windshield. It seems as if it’s one of the few...
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A Christmas (Dog) Story

Years ago I was the chagrined owner of Jake the Wonderdog. He was a non-descript yellow male Labrador Retriever who immeasurably gladdened my days...
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Third try a charm for Roger Ford

Even though some may not consider our general area the breadbasket of hunting and fishing opportunities, like other parts of the United States, trophies...
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Go To Sleep: Catching Shuteye in the Outdoors

Have you ever stopped to think about all the places you have slept? Both readers probably already have sly grins on their faces but...
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“I’m not a Huntress”- Taylor Desch is just a hunter

You can call 24 year-old Taylor Desch a lot of things, but don’t call her a female hunter. She’s not a huntress either. “I...
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Ghost Stories: Two Tales of Haunted Hoosier Hunting

Are you afraid?  Two real-life hunting ghost stories Since October is the time for telling ghost stories, we'll share two stories to think about as...
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This is the End- Sort Of.

Editor's note- This is a feature article from the last issue of WildIndiana Magazine explaining our (some say inevitable) cessation of physical publication in...
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Writing Another Chapter for The Rifle

“Easy, easy....”, I thought while watching the animal dig for some morsel buried under the forest duff. When his head came back up, there...
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Special hunt for special kids

Above- Shanin Walker, center, took part in this year's Freedom Hunt because he wanted to do something just like everyone else. He is pictured with...

Podcast Episode #6- New ATV Helmet Law (and a shark in...

Capt. Bill Browne of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources discusses the new ATV helmet law that takes effective July 1, 2017.  The purpose...

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