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MARTINO: Playing the zoo can mean more fish for you
I learned something that day I will always remember and it has paid off through the years. It was one of those typical midwinter afternoons. The mercury rested at the bottom of the thermometer and a thick layer of snow blanketed the landscape.
MARTINO: Otters adapting well in Hoosier landscape
River otters have taken up permanent residence and have no plans of leaving. Many consider that great news considering the playful creatures were officially classified as extinct in 1942, when in reality they were more than likely history well before that.
de la Bastide: IndyCar announces schedule changes
There is nothing worse than watching an auto race that is going to be determined by fuel mileage. Fortunately, IndyCar is trying to alleviate that problem.
MARTINO: Jones turns hobby into worldwide business
Since his early years, Robert Jones always has had an interest in knives. To him, they were useful tools steeped in tradition and sleek beauty. But he noticed many lacked an important component, as important as the blade itself — a safe, quality-made sheath. After all, even in custom-made blades, time and effort is spent on creating the knife itself and not so much on what will cover it.
MARTINO: It’s Indiana weather — just roll with it
You have to love Indiana weather. It always keeps you guessing. The ice was in and the anglers were out, for a short time anyway.
MARTINO: Cottontail capers offer return to your roots
The briars ripped at my coveralls as we made our way through the overgrown thicket of shin tangle. January can be the perfect time to get out and do a little rabbit hunting. Our recent snow even made conditions better.
MARTINO: New year brings some new commitments
Well, it looks like the Mayans were wrong and we’ll all get the chance to enjoy another year. But with all the hype and hoopla regarding the end of the world, couldn’t we have had at least one dead guy rise from a shallow grave and stumble around zombie-like for a few hours?
De la Bastide: Racing season tips off with New Year’s Day Bash
Weather permitting the 2013 racing season in central Indiana will begin on New Year’s Day.
Anderson Speedway will be hosting the annual New Year’s Day Bash with racing action set to begin at 1 p.m. I always recommend that people dress like they’re attending a Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field in December.
MARTINO: Deer hunting needs mystery
I was sitting high up in a stately oak, its branches extended out like the arms of a coddling mother. In the darkness, a gentle breeze rustled the leaves not yet ready to make their descent to the forest floor.
MARTINO: Area hunters come across unexpected find
It’s something we’ve all heard about but few have ever seen in person, or ever will. It’s no secret that during the deer breeding season, adult bucks will sometimes fight each other.
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