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Iowa furbearer season to open

Thursday

Iowa’s furharvester season begins at 8 a.m., Nov. 1 and hunters and trappers can expect to find a significant increase in the raccoon population over last year.

How deep are fish in the winter?

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Southern Illinois anglers don't always have to battle ice but still ponder how deep to fish in winter.

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tipsword 2014

Wednesday, October 29

Bowhunter Derek Tipsword shot this 17+ point buck On Oct. 4. Tipsword has been killing nice deer since he shot a big 8-pointer as a 6-year-old. He also shot a big 15-pointer two years ago.
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Scattershooting

MSD announcement good but political

Thursday, October 30

While it's very good to learn that an estimated 1,000 acres owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago will be opened to the public for hunting and fishing, the timing of the news is obviously politically motivated.

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Meandering

Fishing Report 10/18

Thursday, October 30

You only get one chance to make a first impression.

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Versatile Hunter

Water Resources Worth Taking a Closer Look

Wednesday, October 29

Often taken for granted here in Central IL

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Scattershooting

Hen of the Woods world record?

Tuesday, October 28

Is this the world record largest Hen of the Woods ever?

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Heartland Outdoors

Archery deer harvest slows

Tuesday, October 28

Early optimism has been tempered by news that the current Illinois archery harvest now lags behind last year.

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Heartland Outdoors

Pheasants show up for Iowa opener

Tuesday, October 28

Birds are there. Go hunt Iowa. But don't stop until you get to Des Moines.

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Tim's Big Game Blog

Another big Kansas buck

Tuesday, October 28

Here's another impressive Kansas bowkill.

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Heartland Outdoors

OHV grants announced

Tuesday, October 28

DNR announced grants for OHV trails, including $1.6 million to Harpole Properties, owners of Harpole's Heartland Lodge in Pike County.

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Scattershooting

Anybody killing big bucks? Yep

Tuesday, October 28

Last year, when folks asked the question, the answer was usually, "Nope." This year is better.

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Heartland Outdoors

Public to gain access to MSD

Monday, October 27

Illinois has announced it will gain access to a portion of the 14,000-acre Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (aka MSD) for public recreation, including hunting and fishing.

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Meandering

Top 5 Update

Monday, October 27

You are now gonna need a 5 to crack our Top 25.

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Versatile Hunter

How to Release a Dog from a Trap

Sunday, October 26

If you own a dog then you've got to see this video

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