Fish don’t care who the human is at the other end of the lure or bait they are thinking about biting. They’ll bite (or not) whether the angler is young or old, male or female, white, Asian, bl…

INDIANA — With deer firearms season opening on Nov. 14, the Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters of the following.Deer

Duck hunting isn’t a sport, it’s an addiction. Those people with the addiction are called “duck nuts.” I was a duck nut. Few addictions are easy to walk away from, but for the last decade or m…

I once watched a TV fisherman catch a bass while sitting in the front of his boat. He held it up and announced, “This is a solid little fellow — maybe 2 or 2 1/2 pounds.” Then he stepped to th…

Accident statistics always prove there’s nothing safe about being a human. Accidents occur at home, at work and while out recreating. Golfers have accidents, bowlers have accidents as do biker…

I need to hire a trained orangutan a couple times each year. Once when I remove my boat’s battery in late fall when I’m putting the boat into hibernation mode for the cold weather and then one…

Suet should be a staple at every birder’s feeding station year-round, simply because it attracts the greatest variety of birds, including some birds that don’t eat other feeder foods. Suet is …

Several weeks ago the U.S. Senate passed the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act with a bipartisan voice vote. Very few nays were heard from opposing senators. More recently, the U.S.…

It’s no secret that exposure to loud noises is damaging to human ears and the damage is cumulative. The loss of hearing older folks often display can be attributed to attending rock concerts b…

There are at least 28 species of ducks in North America. Some, like mallards, are wide spread and can be found just about anywhere, north to south — coast to coast. Some are more localized. Ci…

Though no boat owner wants to think about the end of the line for Ol’ Wavewhacker, 99.9% of all boats are going to meet an end eventually. What happens to them?

I remember the first fish I ever caught, cooked and ate. I knew I liked fish but my parents weren’t fishermen so fish was seldom on the menu at home. If we had fish at my house, it was probabl…

During the dog days of summer, many anglers put their rods and reels down and are content to wait until later in the fall for cooler weather. But the coller weather period for this part of the…

For most game birds and waterfowl, the abundance of available birds for the fall hunting season is directly tied to the abundance of young birds hatched in the spring and early summer. There’s…

If you watch much news it’s apparent the Senate doesn’t like what the House of Representatives does and the feeling is mutual. Accordingly, neither house of congress seems to endorse much of w…

“I always use 20-pound-test line when fishing for..” It doesn’t matter what, catfish, salmon, carp; the point is, the person making that claim always uses line 20 with a breaking strength — of…

Every popular game animal has what is known as an NGO or non-governmental organization which supports it. One of the first was Ducks Unlimited, formed in 1937 to address the loss of waterfowl …

What’s open, what’s closed, where can you go — or not go — or kind of go? Those are all questions people in general and outdoor people in particular are asking — especially, those fishermen wh…

I still remember the slogan (and song) from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union: “Look for the union lable....” It was a jingle written to convince people that pants, shirts and o…

Not long ago, but long enough to predate the virus-crisis, my wife was bemoaning the weather and what she then thought the term “cooped up” meant. I told her to quit whining, pack a bag and we…

Most insurance seems straightforward, until you make a claim. That’s when what you thought was understandable and straightforward comes back stamped “denied” or perhaps with a pay out amount f…