Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Traveler fears too much time in one perfect place

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 taken, and many memories were made, but now having been the proud owner of a rural retreat for three summers, I’m beginning to wonder if some of the warnings I was given by other lucky retreat owners hold more merit than I suspected. 

Lessons learned through hunting

Following a meeting of outdoor representatives, a group of us stood around swapping stories of hunts gone by. That’s when one young man asked “John, what are some of the things hunting has personally taught you?” That’s a great question, and to be honest, one that caught me off...

Marc A. Massey of Brownies Marine Passes

On November 18th,  2018 Marc Massey, Parts and Service Director of Brownies Marines and a fixture of the Indiana boating community, lost his battle with cancer. WildIndiana would like to offer heartfelt condolences to his family and the Brownies Marine extended family. Many throughout Indiana’s boating and fishing world were...

Hunting Will Always Be Valuable

Go to any town during the opening morning of deer season and you will likely find a group of hunters gathered at a local diner. Even small towns where there is nothing more than a rail crossing, grain elevator and a dwindling main street have their own gathering place...

Special Hunt Aimed at Special Kids

Each year during the final weekend in September, magic takes place in rural Cass County. It has nothing to do with illusions or sleight of hand and it’s no coincidence it takes place during Indiana’s special youth only deer hunting season. For some children with physical...

A Gray View of Plastic

I try to view issues in shades of black and white. Gray areas are for non-opinionated people. When it comes to plastic, I’m solidly in the gray. I’m glad I live in a plastic coated world. I wear plastic clothes and fish with plastic lures. My sandwich stays fresh...

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, Martin’s, Jack’s, Bryant’s, Hamler’s, Mark’s, S & S, Dave’s and Jim’s come to mind. “We miss them as much as anybody,” said Liz Bryant, co-owner...

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 on habitat, movement patterns, food sources and equipment has become a common thread among those who consistently see success. Unfortunately on the down side, another common...

New Business: Adventure Outdoors, Kokomo.

What began as a need to increase parking for employees and customers, has turned into another endeavor for JR Campbell. For the past 30 years the local businessman has owned and operated Indiana Pest Control. Although the physical location was spacious enough to meet his needs, parking for customers and...

Light from a Long Time Ago

It’s well after midnight and I’m again reminded of one of the primary reasons I enjoy the outdoors: perspective. Last night I was camped out...

National Hunting and Fishing Day: Celebrating Indiana’s Sportsmen and Women

Story provided by guest correspondant Representative Terry Goodin Saturday, September 22 is our nation’s 46th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD). As co-chair of...

Breaking News: GUNS Magazine Signs Brent Wheat As New Editor

Editor note: WildIndiana Publisher Brent T. Wheat is wearing a new hat! For the foreseeable future, much to the dismay of grammar teachers everywhere,...

Kids Reel in 332 Fish at Annual Moose Carden Tourney

The weather was stunning as last Saturday morning’s darkness gave up its grasp to the rising eastern sun. But it was no match for...

Martino Talks Indiana’s New Purple Paint Law

We’ve all seen them. Signs that read “No Trespassing," "No Hunting," or "Keep Out.” However, beginning July 1 these could become a thing of...

Bramwell: Take a Kid Fishing

Most folks start their children fishing with brightly colored Mickey Mouse or Barbie spin-cast outfits, eventually progressing to a Zebco 33 on a cheap...

Indiana’s New Purple Paint Law Helps Stop Trespassers

If you see purple in the woods, it’s not the work of obsessive-compulsive vandals but a warning: Stay out! That’s because Indiana’s new purple...

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