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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Anything But Typical: Part 1, A Bold Plan

For the last two years I’ve spent the first few days of November somewhere in Montana, with a group of women hunters from across the country.  We sleep in wall tents, hunt for a variety of wild game, and develop friendships with people we would have otherwise never met. 

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Anything But Typical: Part 1, A Bold Plan

For the last two years I’ve spent the first few days of November somewhere in Montana, with a group of women hunters from across the country.  We sleep in wall tents, hunt for a variety of wild game, and...

Fall Turkey Hunting A Dying Tradition

Friends and I were talking the other day about the future of hunting. Our optimism isn’t great. We know national numbers are declining, but because of our...

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With Labor Day behind us, and cooler temperatures setting in, it’s time to start the process of reflecting on another summer gone by. Plenty of trips were...

Don’t Underestimate Small Streams

In my book small streams provide the best angling experience. There is something very intimate about fishing the little rivers. I’m not really sure at what point a stream becomes a river.  Does it have to be five, 10, 20 feet wide? ...

The Dirty History of Indiana Rivers

In my opinion it doesn’t get any better than river fishing. Casting a lure or fly to a native smallmouth bass and...

Can Fishing Be Too Good?

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Bowfishing For Conservation

Conservationists come in many forms. Scientists who study fish and wildlife are conservationists. Children who pick up litter are conservationists. Hunters who...

The Dirty History of Indiana Rivers

In my opinion it doesn’t get any better than river fishing. Casting a lure or fly to a native smallmouth bass and...

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