Alan Garbers

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Alan James Garbers – Alan is passionate for the outdoors. He enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, photography, writing, woodworking, and more. He loves exploring the BWCAW in northern Minnesota, roaming the deserts of Arizona, or hiking the mountains of Colorado. He has lived in Minnesota, Hawaii, Mississippi, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, and Indiana. From hunting rattlesnakes to black bear and fishing for catfish to muskie, he loves it all. Since 1989 his writing credits have included Indiana Outdoor News, Indiana Game & Fish, Muzzle Blasts, Outdoor Guide Magazine, Fur-Fish-Game, Boundary Waters Journal, Boys’ Quest, Fun For Kidz, Mother Earth News, Cricket, Small Farm Today, American Careers, Arizona Hunter & Angler, Old West, and others. Fiction credits include StarTrek Strange New Worlds Anthologies IV, V, and 08. Alan recently complied an anthology of his popular column, Behind The Badge: True Stories of Indiana’s Conservation Officers. It is available in e-reader format and found at Amazon and other on-line book retailers. Alan is a member of AGLOW and HOW.

Cowboy Action Shooting: Are You Game Enough?

They were all there; Rattlesnake John, Cannon, Undertaker, Dough Slinger, and others. They were all watching my every move. I had been challenged and I knew deep down inside me that I had to respond. Knowing gunplay was inevitable, my position was less than desirable. My pistols weighed heavy on...

Small Woods Deer Hunting – You’re Doing It Wrong

The vast majority of Hoosier hunters are limited to a small woodlot, but that doesn’t limit success if you start planning for the next deer season today. Being successful next deer season means developing a small woods strategy right now.  I say small woods because most of us don’t have...

Hunting Indiana’s Massive Fall Muskie

With fall comes a change. Shorter days cause fish to start packing on the weight to last through the lean months of winter. Huge muskellunge, better known as muskie, are no exception, and in fact, they are the poster child of ravenous hunger. I can think of no fish more exciting...

Buying A Used Bow – A Dozen Things You Need To Know

A great deal on a used bow or crossbow might just be the worst buy of your life. Even if the bow is safe to use, is it consistent shot to shot? The last thing you need is a problem when a Pope and Young class-buck steps out at...

Indiana NWTF Turkey Tip – Say NO To Wild Hogs

NWTF Indiana – Turkey Tips: Wild hogs, feral hogs, razorbacks, it doesn’t matter what you call them, they can easily decimate future turkey populations by eating eggs, poults, or nesting hens, as well as by destroying habitat. Wild hogs also directly compete with turkeys for food. A growing wild...

Morgan County Dam To Be Removed

It will be a bitter-sweet event when the Eagle Valley low-head dam is removed in 2018. Located at the Three Rivers Fishing Area, it has been a recreational resource for generations, drawing anglers from all over Morgan County, and even Indianapolis. It has been to focal point of anglers that enjoy...

Smallmouth Bass – Indiana’s Undiscovered Country

Looking for undiscovered country that nobody fishes? Indiana has over 35,000 miles of rivers and streams with laydowns, riprap, bluffs, rapids, riffles, sloughs, grass beds, and eddies that hold smallmouth bass, spotted bass, and occasionally largemouth bass. Don’t forget the white and yellow bass that are just as fun...

Indiana NWTF Turkey Tip – Don’t Mow Until July 15th

NWTF Indiana – Turkey Tips: Wild turkey hens often nest along the edge of grassy fields. While the hen is setting on the nest, she is relying on the thick cover to hide her and her brood from predators like dogs, coyotes, hawks, owls, feral cats, raccoons, and more....