10 Tips for better shotgunning

November is the month of the shotgun. All across Indiana, countless scatterguns are being dusted off to chase waterfowl, upland game and even the...

Indiana NWTF Turkey Tip – Say NO To Wild Hogs

NWTF Indiana – Turkey Tips: Wild hogs, feral hogs, razorbacks, it doesn’t matter what you call them, they can easily decimate future turkey populations...
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The End of Indiana’s Ruffed Grouse?

It’s official. Ruffed grouse in Indiana are on the edge of extirpation.  Steven Backs, our IDNR biologist that is known and respected across North...

One that Got Away Fuels Summer Archery Practice

Daylight was fading fast on the last evening of early archery season. I had left a hunting trip in Oklahoma a day early so...
turkey hunter

On Target – Turkey Gun Tune-up

April is a wonderful month for hunters because we can focus on one thing: turkey! Whether you are chasing gobblers up and down the ridges...
duck hunter

Duck Shooting: Mission Impossible?

Shooting "sitting ducks" is a term often used to describe shooting a target nearly impossible to miss. Most ducks, however, are shot while they...
deer hunt

Why Do We Deer Hunt?

This year’s archery deer hunt is in full swing and in a few short weeks the flag will drop on the rest of the...

Grown-up Air Rifles Aren’t Toys

If you are like me, your shooting career started with the venerable “BB” gun. I can still remember the day when my uncle handed...

Hog Wars: Rod Pinkston Says Hunting Doesn’t Work

Rod Pinkston is straightforward, sometimes painfully straightforward, so don't ask him his opinion unless you're prepared to have some of your cherished opinions quickly...
social media

Does social media hurt or help hunting?

Prior to 2000 who could have fathomed this thing called social media. With a click of a mouse we can upload pictures and comments...