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Salmon and smallmouth bass seminars are scheduled for the Hammond Knights of Columbus Hall March 4.

Captains Ralph Steiger and John Warren of King Seeker Charters will cover trolling and casting tactics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while Steiger and Ryan Whitacre will outline advance tactics for smallmouth bass on Lake Michigan. At 4 p.m.

Price of each seminar is $40. Meals are available. For more information, visit www.captsteiger.com.

(Provided by IDNR)

The Indiana DNR will be sharing information about white-tailed deer with a hunting group that is organizing a pilot program aimed at gathering public input for consideration in future deer management decisions.

The group - Indiana White-tailed Deer Herd Management (IWDHM) - is putting together county deer advisory councils, or CDACs, in a handful of counties. The pilot program is modeled after one that operates in Wisconsin.

In addition to local hunters, CDACs are expected to include representation from agriculture, forestry, local government, tourism, transportation, non-consumptive users, and a disease monitoring organization.

The DNR will provide the CDACs with information the agency already collects on an annual basis, including harvest data, crop depredation damage, forest damage, and deer-vehicle collision statistics.

CDAC meetings will gather public input on deer population goals and antlerless quotas for that county and share it with the DNR.

Whether a gathering of old friends during opening weekend of deer season, an adventure on the Ohio River fishing for giant catfish, or an annual family vacation to one of Indiana’s exceptional state parks, outdoor traditions run deep for many individuals and families throughout the Hoosier State.

One of these very special traditions comes along each year, just in time to help lift outdoorsy folks up during the waning days of late winter’s cold, gray grasp; it’s the Ford 63rd Annual Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show. An outdoor tradition in its own right, the largest outdoor show in the country has been helping outdoor-lifestyle enthusiasts and adventurous families make the most of their outdoor recreational experiences for the past 63 years.