Hello Woody! Welcome to the site. I am a member and moderator of Steve's site Michigan-Sportsman.com. From my experience in there over the past 3+ years I can tell you that Steve offers a quality place for Indiana outdoor enthusiasts to sit back, kick off their boots, get a favorite beverage, and relax.
I'd encourage you to spread the word with your friends about this place. It will take some time to get it going, but it will be a great place once it does.
My only connection with IN hunting and fishing is my writing in Midwest Outdoors and that is in the Michigan section.
Hello out there to everyone...
I grew up in MIshawaka, but now live in MIchigan, my family is still down in Indy, so it be great to meet fellow hunters to be able to go down to hunt.
The site looks great and it wont be long till we have alot of members..:bonk:
Hello all! I am with Whit1,,,that is I am a mod on Steve's Michigan Sportsman.com. I am sure this site will take off and become big hit! I am also sure as it grows(and trust me it will grow) it will have some growing pains,,just hang in there Steve runs a top shelf operation and has a way of making things run smooth!
i got the invite from someone named buck stopper thanks for telling me im a big deer hunter im 18 and live in mishawaka right by south bend i love to hunt with bow the most i got my limite this year a nice 6 point to i really think the one buck a yaer is good i have seen alot of big buck wished i did not shoot the 6 point first because ive seen alot more big buck i could of shot well god bless guys
Thanks for the invitation to join, Steve. I was born and raised in Randolph Co. graduated from Purdue but have lived in Michigan for the past 16-years. (I do miss deer hunting down there and I'll never forget hunting quail before they were wiped-out in 77-78.
I have been a participant on the Michigan Board for 2-years and find it to be the best BBS in Michigan. I am sure you all will appreciate the resource as you get used to the format.
Hello. North central Indiana here, seen the site at HH.com. I love to hunt whitetails. Kodiak, I dont much care for the OBR, Id rather see antler restrictions or a shorter gun season if rack size is what were after, afterall, our neighbors to the west who produce record deer every season allow you to take 2 bucks. Just my 2 cents. Hope the site goes well.
I live in Northeast In. The Fort Wayne aera. I stumbled onto this site. Glad I did. I like what i have seen so far.
Not much of a fan of the OBR but time will tell. I do hope it works for the betterment of our heard. I just didn't feel that wheel was broken. We get way too many P&Y entries to be that worried about a few bucks. If we need more bucks let's do like Arkansas and protect the button bucks.
Hello,I just found this site earlier today while I was on the Fishin.com site and decided to sign on.I live in West Cenral Indiana near the city of Clinton.I do a lot of hunting and fishing in Indiana and enjoy doing so.Indiana is a great Sportsmens state and has a lot to offer.I noticed the "One Buck Rule " has showed up on this site already.It can become a very controversial subject and I don"t mean to offend anyone by giving my 2 cents worth.It seems to be helping in my area of the state.I am seeing not only older bucks but more bucks as well.Some truly outstanding bucks were killed in this area this year including a non-typical from Parke county that will rank 3rd. or 4th. in the state.I have said all along that the "Hoosier Big Buck Record Book" should be a good indication if the "One Buck Rule" is working or not.Once it all comes out in the wash,I will make final judgement.Good to see everyone on here and congrats on what seems to be the start of a good thing.
I also live in Ohio and will try to keep you Hoosiers straight. I'm in the SW corner of OH about a mile or 2 from the Indiana line. I have been hunting and fishing in Ind. for quite a few years. I was just at Brookville this past weekend wetting a line. I got wind of this site from Steve's email.
In regards to the one buck limit. Before the one buck limit went into affect I would take the first scrub buck to come along to get him out of the gene pool knowing that I could take another buck. Now I let them walk in hopes that a decent buck comes along.
In NW IN if you are fortunate enough to have private property to hunt I think this rule will leave the undesirable bucks to do the breeding and hurt the overall quality of the herd. However, if you have to hunt public land in NW IN and get a chance to take any buck (if its brown its down) your pretty lucky.
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