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Don’t let pesky critters ‘tick’ you off
At a recent gather-ing of outdoor writers from across Indiana the subject of this year’s unusual weather and how it impacted fishing and hunting activities came up. Following several of those discussions, it seemed talks moved on to this spring’s high number of ticks.
de la Bastide: Danica receives free pass
Aside from appearing in “Go Daddy” commercials and in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, Danica Patrick is best known for having a short fuse.
We should leave young animals alone
Marcia and Kent Logan are like most good parents. They work hard and try to spend free time outdoors as a family with their two sons, Kaleb, 8, and Kyle, who just turned 10. So it was only fitting when they decided to enjoy a Sunday afternoon looking for morel mushrooms.
They had barely reached the woodlot when both boys rocketed ahead.
Respect eagles as well as property owners
“I bet they see the eagles” said my friend Tom Newsom as we approached an area in rural Howard County. He was referring to the group of people who stood on a bridge spanning the Wildcat Creek. Some had binoculars, others had cameras and one guy had what looked like a large telescope.
Wild turkey hunting season opens Wednesday
Indiana’s wild turkey hunting season opens Wednesday and runs until May 13. With this spring’s unseason-ably warm weather, hunters will more than likely have to work a little harder this year.
MARTINO: Solitude may be more rewarding than the harvest
Through the years I have covered many outdoor-related topics, from the serious to the not-so-serious. Although I have briefly touched on the area of solitude provided by our open spaces, I have never dedicated an entire column to the subject.
Bowman: Stanbrough, Walker score wins in LPS opener
Avon’s Jon Stanbrough and Galveston’s Craig Walker continued their winning ways Saturday night in the season opener at the Lincoln Park Speedway.
New angler poses intriguing question
The questions came in rapid-fire succession. “How many fish have you caught? What’s the biggest? How many fishing poles do you have? How long have you been fishing? How old are you?
Stewart is looking dominant
For the 42 other teams racing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, it’s probably time to be in worry mode.
Taxidermist offers tips for care of a trophy
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a 10-point buck or a 10-pound largemouth, a trophy mounted on your wall brings back the most wonderful of memories. But let that trophy get shabby, either through inattention or ignorance, and you are doing a huge disservice to both the game and yourself.
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