Lake Monroe Returned to Anglers in the Fall

Lake Monroe is Indiana’s largest inland body of water. During the summer months, boat traffic is heavy. Fisherman find relief in the fall. At roughly 11,000 acres, Monroe offers a lot of options for where to fish. Time on the water will help educate anglers to the better spots, but to cut down on the […]

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Extinction is Forever

If you’re under 30, 40, 50 years old, you better pay attention. If you hunt and fish, you better listen up. If you care about the future, conservation and the environment you should ponder these words. The signs are clear. The evidence is in. The years and decades in front of us don’t look good. […]

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Be Prepared for the Backcountry

Whether you are heading out on an epic Alaskan adventure or simply hitting a trail in your local National Forest for an overnighter, your level of achievement will directly correlate with being properly prepared for the expedition at hand. Having the right equipment, using sound judgement and being in good shape makes any backcountry adventure […]

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October has it all for sportsmen

If only there were six Octobers. With so much opportunity available this month, trying to cram it all into a mere 31 days is an unfair test of any outdoors enthusiast. The fall fishing bite is hot across the Midwest and big game archery seasons are in full swing. You can’t overlook the incredible wing […]

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Congress Should Consider North American Grasslands Conservation Act

North America’s grasslands – tallgrass, mixed grass, and shortgrass prairie – have suffered greatly at the hands of expansion. Grasslands once covered much of North America. Today, most of our native grasslands are gone. Over 50 million acres have been lost in the last decade alone, making grasslands one of the most threatened ecosystems on […]

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Siren Songs of Hope

Sitting in my tree stand on a dark early morning, I received a text message from a friend who hunts neighboring land. He was at home. Checking his phone because he heard that ubiquitous buzz alerting him to an important incoming communication. The message he received came from his trail camera. The message he sent […]

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Opening Day American Woodcock in Northern Michigan

Nick Green is the public information officer for Michigan United Conservation Clubs and editor of Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine. We met at an Association of Great Lake Outdoor Writers Association (AGLOW) conference in Bismarck, North Dakota in September of 2019. If we are lucky, a few times in this life, we’ll collide with people who seem predestined […]

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