Finding a Place to Hunt Before it’s Too Late

Turkey season just ended and deer season doesn’t start for five months. This is the window of time you have to find your next great piece of hunting property. It may not happen the first time you ask. You may have to earn it. Five months gives you plenty of time to do so. 

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Indiana Trout Season Opens Statewide

With bass, crappie, walleye, bluegill and catfish occupying the majority of interest from Hoosier anglers, trout fishing is often over looked. Especially in the spring when serious fishermen are thinking; so many fish, so little time. This is a mistake for many reasons. 

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North Fork of the White River offers Exceptional Trout Fishing

The North Fork of the White is Missouri’s trout river. Sure, other Missouri waters have trout. The Current, Eleven Point, Niangua and Meramec are all exceptional trout fisheries, and Taneycomo, which is actually classified as a lake, is one of the top trout fisheries in the country, but the North Fork is special. It’s our […]

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Current River Smallmouth Second Stint Of Retirement Tour

After an amazing day on the Meramec River with Damon Spurgeon boating trout on a fly rod, the second day of my mid-life retirement was spent on the middle section of the Current River with Billy Smith catching smallmouth bass out of deep holes with soft plastics pitched from spinning outfits. We had the river […]

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Hunting the Elusive Morel Mushroom

Mushroom hunting has become something of an obsession for me. First of all, I could eat morel mushrooms until I burst. I like them fried in a light seasoning, but prefer morels simply rinsed, halved and sautéed in butter. Throw a few of those over a medium-rare venison filet paired with a nice red wine […]

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Achieving the Grand Slam of Turkey Hunting

Hunting wild turkeys has become an obsession of mine. I think part of it has to do with the fact that there were no turkeys in northern Indiana while I was growing up. Pursuing them is something that came to me a little later in life. The challenge became addictive. Now, there are few things […]

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Teenager Makes Return to Hunting

I had to learn the hard way. That’s not unusual for me. Whatever the goal, I tend to put my head down and plow towards it. Sometimes, my aggressive approach leads to the expected success of my desired outcome. Other times, I break what I’m trying to build. As I did with my dream of […]

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