Indiana Receives Brown Trout from Michigan

Good neighbors are a blessing, and Indiana has them all around. We’ve worked collectively with neighboring states for decades to manage Lake Michigan. A collaborative process has ensured the species that anglers are most interested in thrive. Thanks to Michigan, Hoosier anglers should experience good brown trout fishing on the “big lake” for the foreseeable […]

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Farm ponds are a favorite for surefire fishing

Large Missouri bodies of water, like Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, the Missouri River and many more, offer incredible angling opportunities. They also often require somewhat of a steep learning curve and advanced equipment. If you are just looking to relax, catch some fish and put a few filets in the freezer, you might […]

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Be prepared for adventures in bear country

Across the Ozarks, black bears are growing in number. This incredible conservation story is one we should all be proud of. Black bears are incredible creatures that belong on our landscape, but as their populations expand, we must recognize the necessity of taking precaution in bear country to ensure the safety of those venturing outdoors, […]

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Traditional archery a pastime that provides fun year-round

As the weather continues to improve and days become longer, we are more apt to want to stretch our legs with long walks in the woods. Searching for mushrooms and shed antlers is reason enough to venture into wild lands, but for added fun, consider carrying a traditional bow and flinging arrows at stumps, clumps, […]

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Explore Big Raccoon Creek in Covered Bridge Country

During my college years at Purdue, I came to know the abundance of outdoor opportunities creeks provide. Like many in this state, Sugar Creek was the first to draw my attention, with top-notch camping opportunities abound in the area. Turkey Run and Shades are both beautiful State Parks that provide access to the creek for […]

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Kayaking opportunities abound across Missouri

There are many advantages to a kayak. They’re usually light, making them easy to transport and control. One person can handle most. You can take them anywhere. They’ll fit on top of most vehicles. Kayaks also provide exercise. They don’t use gas or batteries, so they’re environmentally sound. The list can go on. Here are […]

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Be prepared for youth turkey season

After three years in a row of my youth turkey hunting partner taking a bird, last year ended in a miss. I blame myself. My partner was not as prepared for his first hunt as he should have been. I won’t make that mistake again. Youth turkey season is my favorite weekend of the year. […]

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