Ice Fishing is fun when safety is practiced

The winter weather roller coaster ride we’ve been on has taken another turn to colder days. As temperatures drop and lakes freeze up once more, ice fishermen will be heading to local waters in search of some fine catches and much needed relief from cabin fever. 

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Hunting and fishing license price increases necessary

The money sportsmen spend on hunting and fishing licenses is a major contributor to funding conservation across the country. Today’s license fees are the foundation of tomorrow’s opportunity. If we hope pass on our national commitment for conservation to future generations, then sportsmen must continue to lead the way. This means license fees must stay […]

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First Day Hike

Exercise and fresh air are good for you. Reason enough to go for a hike. It’s the intangibles though, that make hiking such an enjoyable experience. You never know what you’re going to see while taking a walk in the woods. Carrying a pair of binoculars is worth the weight. So is your phone, which […]

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No excuse for Cabin Fever with these outdoor opportunities

January offers no shortage of outdoor opportunities to fish, hunt and trap across the Midwest. Up north, ice fishing is going strong. Down south, open water still exists. Deer seasons are wrapping up and predators become a focus. Don’t even think about letting cabin fever rear its ugly head. Check out the following Midwestern fishing […]

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Old Souls

Over the past year or so, I made a new friend and got more familiar with an old acquaintance, although neither of them knows this to be true. None of that, however, kept me from inviting the two of them to hunt waterfowl with me and Swede, another old soul dear to me. And so, […]

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Creative Gift Giving Makes Christmas More Memorable

The best Christmas gift I ever received was a used 20-gauge shotgun. I was fourteen. It was the only gift I asked for. In the middle of the night, I snuck down the stairs as quiet as a mouse to survey the pile stacked around the Christmas tree for a long thin box. It wasn’t […]

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Congress passes Chronic Wasting Disease to expand research and management

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an always fatal neurological disease that affects members of the deer family known as cervids, which includes white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose and elk. This horrible disease continues to spread across North America. Concerned wildlife enthusiasts should be happy to know, their U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5608, the […]

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