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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...
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Time for Tree Rats- Squirrel Hunting in Indiana

Call in the dogs and pull out the smokepole, hunting season has arrived! The first official hunting season of the year begins on August 15...
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Pheasants Near and Far

Although America’s favorite game bird, the ringneck pheasant, is not native to the USA, that doesn’t make it any less fun to hunt, great...

Frog Gigging a Nighttime Treat

Gur-ump, Gur-ump, Gur-ump; a big bullfrog bellows out his call from across the swampy pond. Derek Butler turns the silent, electric trolling motor to...

Time for Squirrel Hunting in Indiana

Indiana’s squirrel season opens August 15 and runs until January 31, 2017. Hunters are allowed to harvest 5 squirrels daily and may possess up...
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Leftover Rabbits

For many hunters the hunting season is over. Waterfowling is done in our area for the year. The final deer hunts are behind us....
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Martino: Falconry – The Sport of Kings and Common People

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of our friend John Martino's outdoor column.  John is a tremendous outdoor writer who covers a wide...
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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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Late Season Rabbit Hunt

It had been too long since I took to a snow-covered forest in pursuit of cottontail rabbits. So when my good friend, Jim Low,...
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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...