Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day 50th Anniversary all season

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) occurs each year on the fourth Saturday of September. So, you can either look at this column as a week late or 51 weeks early. Either way, hunting and fishing isn’t something to celebrate for one day. Both are much more important than that. I hope you are heading […]

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Hit the road for Midwest deer hunting this fall

It’s easy to get lost in the wonderment of white-tailed deer during the fall in the Midwest. Few scenes are more exciting than a heavy horned buck bird-dogging a doe across a field of corn stubble at dawn. When he stops for a moment and you see his warm breath penetrating the frosty morning air, […]

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NWTF completes decade of Save the Habitat

Wild turkeys were as exotic as elk when I was growing up in Northwest Indiana in the 1990s. Turkeys were something my Kentucky family hunted down south. Not something we chased in the cornfields and small woodlots surrounding my home. Then, through the efforts of public/private partnerships, turkeys began showing up. Now that we had […]

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Rough fish too often overlooked as table fare

Carp, gar, bowfin, drum and a few other species are considered rough fish. Don’t mistake these species as “trash fish.” As some mistakenly do. These fish are fun to catch on a rod and reel, and offer bow fishers an opportunity to stretch strings all year long. Contrary to what many believe, rough fish can […]

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Safety is number one concern when hunting from a tree stand

September is when a lot deer hunters start crawling back into trees. In some states, the season opens in September. In others, hunters are hanging their stands in preparation of an October opener. To help ensure hunters keep safety in mind, September is Tree Stand Safety Awareness Month. 

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Make the most of Labor Day Weekend with an outdoor adventure

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching. For many, this annual three-day holiday is the unofficial transition from summer to fall. It’s a time when outdoor opportunities collide. Camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, paddling and more are all available to those looking for an outside adventure. If you haven’t made plans yet, there is still time to […]

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Hunting Heritage Endowment established to support the future

Nothing lasts forever. This common phrase is uttered regularly upon the loss of opportunities and objects both big and small. The notion, though, that hunting could one day be completely a thing of the past is hard to fathom for those of us whose passion is lifelong. We’re aware of declines in participation and increasing […]

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