Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan outdoors news and tips
- Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 17:00
By Louie Stout
Bass fishing has undergone quite an evolution the past 50 years.
In his new book released this month, “The Fish That Changed America,” author Steve Price provides insight as to how bass fishing rose to its current level of popularity and tells the story through the eyes of people who helped make it happen.
Price includes chapters that include interviews with lure designers, boat builders and legendary anglers as well as one with Ray Scott, the founder of B.A.S.S and arguably the man who triggered the evolution.
The book covers Michiana’s role, too, as Price outlines the Heddon Company’s development of bass lures. Heddon was founded in Dowagiac, Mich. and the first lure was tested at Mill Pond just outside of town.
An entire chapter was devoted to an interview with the late Trig Lund of Dowagiac, who served as vice president of Heddon for 23 years.
- Published on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 08:54
By Louie Stout
The firearms season opens next weekend in both states.
Despite Indiana biologists’ cautions of a smaller herd this year, reports of good numbers of bow season deer have been coming into check stations.
That’s not to say today’s deer populations match the good ol’ days, but it sounds as though they’re coming back and hunting conditions are setting up well for hunters on both sides of the state line.
- Published on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 08:26
(Provided by Indiana DNR)
Thoughts range from worthless varmint that should be removed completely to a beautiful creature deserving of protection.
One thing for sure - Indiana is coyote country.
Coyotes are a native species once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. Reports of coyotes in Indiana began to increase in the 1970s.
They have adjusted to the landscape changes and now are common in all Indiana counties, including many urban areas. For some Hoosiers, this is old news. For others, the sight of a coyote is new and little is known about how to live with this species.