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  • Fish on! Tactics for King Salmon
    Kings don’t work the day shift. Sure you can catch them at high noon but you’ll catch more of them at midnight.
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  • Bear Archery and The Hunting Public Bring you collaborative genus with the All-New ADAPT Hunting Bow
    The Bear ADAPT was developed in partnership with The Hunting Public to bring bowhunters the most premium and best performing single cam bow on the market.
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  • Swarovski Optik Introduce the New El Range with Tracking Assistant
    The North American subsidiary of the Austrian based company, Swarovski Optik, recently announced the new El Range with Tracking Assistant binocular.
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  • Beat the Heat: Wade Fishing for Carp
    When the weather is too hot to sit in a boat or on the bank, slip on some wading shoes and spend some time wading your local river or stream in pursuit of one of the hardest fighting fish you can tangle with.
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Fish on! Tactics for King Salmon

Fish on! Tactics for King Salmon

It can be the most rewarding time of year and because of that, it’s usually the most frustrating time of year.

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Beat the Heat: Wade Fishing for Carp

Beat the Heat: Wade Fishing for Carp

Stopping on a trail above a large pool on Clear Creek near Harrodsburg, I wipe sweat from my brow while peering down at cruising shadows below. The carp are schooled up and actively feeding just below a small rifle. They are prime targets.

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Avoid Taking Crummy Fish Photographs

Avoid Taking Crummy Fish Photographs

There’s nothing better than a good fishing photo. Sadly, most fishing photos are crummy. Add to this, there are more fishing photos now than ever which only means there are more crummy fishing photos.

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Summer Time: Catfish Time

Summer Time: Catfish Time

Though cats can be caught in any season they are are more active in hot weather. When the water warms up, fish metabolism speeds up and they need to eat, just to keep up and they need to eat even more to grow in size. In the summer, when it comes to catfish, it’s not a question if the fish will be biting. They are biting - and in every stream of any size, in all lakes and many farm ponds.

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The Pressure is on: Fishing by the Barometer

The Pressure is on: Fishing by the Barometer

Anglers are always looking for the one gadget or gizmo that will give them an edge over their quarry. Some of us literally have storage units full of rods, reels, baits and accessories that were bought with the idea “this is the ONE thing I need to catch more fish!”

We all know how that goes. It’s also a big reason anglers in Indiana spend almost $800 million dollars every year. Unfortunately for my bank account, it appears that Your Faithful Correspondent accounts for a significant portion of that yearly total.

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Don't Wait to Find Your Next Deer Hunting Property

Don't Wait to Find Your Next Deer Hunting Property

This time of year, I enjoy slowly driving back roads glassing agriculture fields for deer. I do so because I simply love watching deer, but also to identify areas with high deer density and specific bucks worth pursing. These are areas I’ll try to gain permission to hunt.

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Canoeing 101

Canoeing 101

Good water levels coupled with warm weather make these two months one of the busiest times for canoeists and canoe liveries.

Canoeing is a great outdoor adventure that is well-suited to families, anglers or anyone who just wants to get a little bit off the beaten path. However, there are a few skills and planning tips that will make the day much better.

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Cheapskate's Guide to Wild Game Food Plots

Cheapskate's Guide to Wild Game Food Plots

Before you spend good money on a money-pit, read this Cheapskate's Guide To Wild Game Food plots!

Old growth forest provides almost no cover and very little year-round food for game animals.

Just about every sporting goods store has an isle dedicated to seed blends that are guaranteed to draw deer like flies to honey, or so they seem. The brand names cause the reader to envision herds of record-breaking bucks grazing like fat cattle and all you have to do is scatter their magic seeds.

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Which bluegills are better to keep?

Which bluegills are better to keep?

Every spring and summer questions are raised by serious bluegill fishermen. How many should a single person keep? Is it better to keep the males or females? The answer depends on who you ask.

Most anglers and fishery biologists are in agreement that there’s nothing wrong or unethical about plucking a stringer full of gills off spawning beds during springtime. They are easy to spot, can congregate in large numbers and easy to catch.

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Thunderstorms: a Part of Summer

Thunderstorms: a Part of Summer

It was sometime in the early 1980’s when Travis Holt and I were fishing a small lake in northeastern Indiana. It was a time when a career and raising a family were priorities. Fishing time was limited and I had long anticipated this short weekend trip.


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