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

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Good News Bears

There’s good news for bears in Wyoming. Not just any bears, not the kind of bears that visit garbage dumps or occasionally raid back yard barbeques in just about any place they are found. Those are black bears. The good news is for Wyoming’s grizzly bears. For most of my life grizzly bears in the lower 48 states were either non-existant or if, (like Wyoming, Montana and in a few other states) there were any...

License Schemes Needed

In 1913 the Indiana legislature passed a law requiring anglers to buy an annual license to fish in publicly owned lakes and rivers. I don’t know if it was an immediate hit - probably not. No one likes having to pay even a dollar for something that once was free....

Ball Caps Are A Must For Sportsmen

I call this time of year the pale month. The doors have closed on the majority of our hunting seasons and ice fishing opportunities can be hit or miss. This is the time I usually relegate myself to organizing equipment, which means discarding items I no longer need or...

U.S. Bests Russia, or Did We?

Issues between Russia and the USA are big news these days. It’s the cold war, once thought to be over, now heated up again. I’m not going to get into the geo-political issues but those of you who remember when Russia (then a part of the U.S.S.R) and the...

Women in the Outdoors: “Shrink it and Pink it” Doesn’t Work?!?

This column is about ladies but it is addressed to the guys. Here is our vital Public Service message for the Holidays: Stop buying gifts for women. Actually, you can continue purchasing chocolate, flowers, birthday cards, useless decorative pillows for the bed, jewelry, fancy soap for the guest bathroom and...

Bass Pro Finalizes Buy-out

Is it going to be a near-perfect fit as when Baskin teamed up with Robbins, or when Cheech teamed up with Chong? Or is it going to be like trying to put a Ford engine into a Chevy truck? Only time will tell. In the world of big-box outdoor stores,...

Honor the hunt, not the Hunter

I’ve never been one to watch much television but during the hunting seasons I do catch a few hunting programs. Through the years there have been three occasions where I have found myself in front of a camera aimed at national audiences. But does that classify me as an...

The DNR screwed up and conservation officers will pay the price

UPDATE 11-4-2017: An emergency rule was issued the ALLOWS "pistol caliber rifles," just as last year.  Link: DNR Emergency Rule If you hadn’t noticed, there was a pretty big screw-up in this year’s printed hunting regulations and Indiana’s Conservation Officers are left holding the bag. It happened because there is a...

Time to Embrace Hunting Season

Have you noticed? We are beginning to see subtle changes leading to one of our most celebrated and beautiful seasons – autumn. Leaves are beginning to pale before morphing into a brilliant palette of colors. On the wings of cool, crisp air come the change in scenery and the...

Boone and Crockett: Hunt Right

A new initiative being launched by the Boone and Crockett Club titled, Hunt Right; Hunt Fair Chase will address two of the most pressing...

New ATV Helmet Law: Put a Lid on your Kids!

If your grandkids take the old 4-wheeler out for a ride on the back 40 without wearing a helmet, you’re now breaking the law. Starting...

Happy July 4th, 2017!!

Happy July 4th, one of our favorite holidays!  Today is a day that is uniquely American and something that we should rightly be proud...

Film Explores Climate Change Effect on Water

Convergence is a short film, recently released by Conservation Hawks with the support of numerous partners, that showcases the effects of climate change on...

Indiana Wildlife Federation Fights for Natural Resources

Right now, without looking it up, do you know who your state representative is? How about your state senator? Not Federal. Not the polished...

Conservation officers still left in the lurch by the Indiana Senate.

In spite of calls for fairness and equal treatment, the Indiana Senate has again utterly ignored the concerns of Indiana’s Conservation Officers, Excise Police...

Action Alert: Support ICO’s and other state law enforcement officers

Publishers Note: The following news release was sent today to media outlets by the Indiana TIP Board (full disclosure: WildIndiana publisher Brent T. Wheat...

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