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Hunting, fishing, trapping license fees increase starting in 2022

For the first time since 2006, Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) has increased fees for hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses. Commercial license fees also increase, some for the first time since the 1980s.

The increases will be applied to personal licenses starting with the 2022-2023 license year (April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023) that will go on sale in January. The fee increase does not affect licenses for the remainder of the 2021-2022 license year (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022), even if those licenses are purchased after Jan. 1.

The new fees allow DFW to maintain core programs including habitat restoration, maintenance of public lands, scientific research and education, and expansion of other services to manage Indiana’s fish and wildlife for everyone to enjoy.

Funds will also go to the DNR Division of Law Enforcement to ensure it is equipped to provide public safety and enforce the laws governing natural resources.

The new license prices were determined by comparing license fees among other Midwestern states and balancing the rising costs of resource management.

More information on these changes, including a full list of the new fees, can be found here:

Pioneer wins shootout with Caston girls for Hoosier North lead; Tippecanoe Valley boys drop TRC opener

Caston rallied from a 12 point halftime deficit to lead on the road in a key Hoosier North game.  But Pioneer righted the ship in a 77-73 win over the #15 (1A) Comets Tuesday.


Trailing 41-29, Caston outscored Pioneer 25-12 to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter before Pioneer escaped with the win.


Pioneer (8-2, 3-0) is now the only unbeaten team in girls Hoosier North play.  Caston (8-3, 3-1) was led by Maddi Smith's 33 points.  Addison Zimpleman scored 18.  Bailey Harness recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Teammate Isabel Scales scored 10 to go with six assists.


Caston will play the third of four consecutive road games Thursday at Knox (5-5, 1-2 Hoosier North).


In boys basketball, Tippecanoe Valley dropped its TRC opener on the road to undefeated Peru, 54-46.


Braden Shepherd had 13 points for the Vikings (2-3, 0-1). Riley Shepherd added 12.





Rochester girls get by #14 (1A) Argos; #15 (1A) Caston pulls away in 4th qtr

Rochester outlasted #14 (1A) Argos in Thursday night's girls basketball.  

Randy Wynn had the call on GIANT fm Sports.


Rochester (8-3) has won six in a row.  Argos drops to 7-3.


#15 (1A) Caston defeated North Judson 45 - 38.  


The Comets used a 10-3 fourth quarter to pull away for the road win.  Caston (7-2) has won four of its last five.


Isabel Scales led the Comets with 18 points and five steals.  Addison Zimpleman scored nine.


Also last night:

Lewis Cass 53, Peru 36

Maconaquah 50, Tri-Central 21


Four Tippecanoe Valley football players among those named All-State


Class 1A Senior All-State Team 2021

OL        Logan Schultz                Winamac                                 6-5        280

DL        Auston Zehner              Culver Community                6-4        275

DL        Brennen Benson           North Judson                         6-2        300

LB        Owen Frasure                North Judson                          6-1        200

LB        Jacob Snyder                  Northfield                                6-1        185                  

DB       Russell Compton           Winamac                                  6-1        195


Class 3A Senior All-State Team 2021

OL        Wade Melanson       Tippecanoe Valley                     6-3        348

OL        D. J. Estep                   Tippecanoe Valley                     6-3        235      

DL        Levi Strong                   Peru                                            6-2        215      


Class 1A Junior All-State Team 2021

OL        Jason Oprisek               Southwood                                6-2        235

ATH      Cole Winer                   Southwood                                6-3        180      

LB        Shane Shuman            Culver Community                   6-0        205

P          Eli Kroh                           Northfield                                  6-1        160


Class 2A Junior All-State Team 2021

OL        Adam Bedock               Laville                                        6-3       285

LB        Noah Richhart              Laville                                        5-10     190

P          Lucas Plummer            LaVille                                        6-2       170


Class 3A Junior All-State Team 2021

DB       Wade Jones         Tippecanoe Valley                              6'5        186

DL        Dalton Alber      Tippecanoe Valley                               5'11      210

Caston girls to play for Cass County title; Rochester girls on 4-game win streak

Rochester won its fourth straight with a girls basketball road trip to Culver Wednesday, 58-23.


Randy Wynn had the call on GIANT fm Sports.



The Caston Lady Comets will play for the Cass County Invitational Championship Saturday.  Caston jumped out to a 16-6 first quarter lead and recorded a semifiinal win over Lewis Cass, 51-28.


The Lady Comets were led by Isabel Scales 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals.  Maddie Smith scored 15 and Laura Dammermann was in double figures with 10.


Caston will play Pioneer in the championship game on Saturday at 1pm at the Berry Bowl.


On the boys side, Lewis Cass downed Caston in opening round action of the Cass County Tournament, 64-43.  


Grant Hickle and Joey Spin each scored 12 for the Comets.


Caston will play Logansport in the 3rd place game.







Girls' basketball

















Cass County Invitational


Led 16-6 end first qtr


Lewis Cass




Isabel Scales – 19pts, 7 rebounds, 7 steals
Maddie Smith – 15pts, 5 rebounds
Laura Dammermann – 10pts, 5 rebounds

Play Pioneer 1pm Saturday at Berry Bowl in championship


Boys' basketball

Cass County Invitational

Lewis Cass



Down 17-5 end first qtr, by 16 at halftime



Grant Hickle and Joey Spin 12 each for Caston.