Fishing trip provides warm memories for Kokomo family

Since 2002 Kokomo residents Mike Maloney, Pete Schmitt and Greg Clark began making annual trips to Minnesota’s Itaska County. The family members would spend...

Sport Shows Put a Gleam in the Eye

Right now the 64th annual Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show is the center of the Hoosier outdoor world but sports shows in...
Snake Dance

Snake Dance: WIN Publisher Releases First Book

In spite of dire predictions by his high school English teacher, longtime outdoor writer and WildIndiana publisher Brent T. Wheat has released his first...

Showalter Leads Wildlife Efforts at Mississinewa

When it comes to hunting, a lot has changed over the years. Sportsmen are much more knowledgeable about the game they seek. Educating ourselves...

Kokomo native enshrined in Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

I have always revelled in the outdoor success of family, friends and even those I don’t know. Maybe it was a child’s first bluegill,...

Those Dam Fishermen!

It has been said that there are three kinds of liars: liars, damn liars and fisherman. I would submit that there is a fourth:...

The Redcoats are Coming!

Being a hunter I like squirrels, especially in mid-august when the hunting season opens and I take to the woods with my grandfather’s beloved...

The Last Bait Shop: Bryant’s Drains Minnow Tanks

There was a time when locally owned bait shops dotted Kokomo’s business landscape. Places like Mal’s, Alley Tackle,...
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Martino Explains ‘Why We Hunt’

Just last week while attending a meeting, my friend Rachelle Johnson solicited my views on hunting. She asked direct and in-depth questions. Me, on...

It’s Just a Phase

If you’ll pardon me, I’m a tad busy: I’m in the middle of “a phase.” The other day I had a few hours to think...