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Fall bass fishing is different, Don Gasaway, Aug 22

Asian carp still a problem, Daily Herald, Aug 22

Larry’s Fishing Hole report, Larry Dozard, Aug 21

Going frog wild, Dale Bowman, Aug 20

Rock River carp kill spreading, Rock River Times, Aug 19


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News Briefs

Wingshooting clinic Sept. 6-7


Youth and women can learn shotgun shooting skills at a free wingshooting clinic on Sept. 6-7 at the Capel Farm near Fisher in central Illinois.

Missouri fishing report 8-21-14


Here is the latest Missouri fishing report.



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Friday, August 22

Scott Buckley of Lockport shot this Pike County 8-pointer last November.
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Guest Blog

A meeting with Bruce Rauner

Friday, August 22

Members of the Illinois Whitetail Alliance got a meeting with Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.



Deer Shed part 2

Thursday, August 21

The planning process


Andrew's Adventures

Northwoods Report, August 2014

Wednesday, August 20

I promise I'll fish Northern Illinois waters at some point this fall for my river walleyes, but lately I've been all about travel and big fish. What a month its been.


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Stratton Lock construction to start

Wednesday, August 20

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced that construction will begin on a $16.7 million improvement project at the Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry County.


Stay on Target

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tuesday, August 19

HO's Captain Lampe, you've been challenged!


Guest Blog

Peak deer hunting dates

Friday, August 15

Guest blogger Matthew Portscheller offers some insight into the peak harvest days for deer hunting over the past few seasons.


Versatile Hunter

Great Article on Hunters and “Environmentalists” Working Together

Friday, August 15

Thought-provoking article explaining what a partnership could mean for all


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Illinois fishing report 8-14-14

Thursday, August 14

Here is the latest Illinois fishing report.


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Three named to Illinois outdoor hall

Thursday, August 14

Dan Basore, Paul Kelley and Charlie Potter have been named to the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame


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Gun sales a ‘new normal’

Thursday, August 14

Remove the extraordinary 2013 from the rear-view mirror and sales of firearms in America still show an almost uninterrupted rise over the past 10 years, according to national background check figures adjusted by NSSF to reflect market activity.


Heartland Outdoors

Waterfowl season looks ducky

Thursday, August 14

On the heels of a record spring duck population index, high goose numbers and favorable breeding conditions, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed liberal hunting season lengths and bag limits for the upcoming 2014-15 waterfowl season.



Strip Mine Report 8/10

Thursday, August 14

Soaked and shook up during the dog days.


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DNR honoring volunteers

Wednesday, August 13

The Illinois DNR is honoring volunteers Saturday at Conservation World during the Illinois State Fair.


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