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The News Outside

The opening of firearm season, Dale Bowman, Nov 26

Deer hunters donate to needy,, Nov 26

Tips for tree stand selection, Bernie Barringer, Nov 24

Shabbona Lake walleye get boost,, Nov 24

S. Illinois venison donations down,, Nov 24


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News Briefs

Iowa firearm deer season preview


Here's the way a really competent DNR staff previews a deer season.

Mascoutah man killed hunting deer


Authorities say a southwestern Illinois man died after being shot while on a hunting trip in northeastern Missouri.



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four big shelbyville crappie

Wednesday, November 26

Lyle Gingerich holds up four crappie ranging from 14 to 15 inches caught on Lake Shelbyville on Nov. 1 with GUIDE STEVE WELCH.
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Tim's Big Game Blog

A 212-inch Illinois buck

Wednesday, November 26

This one is said to go 212 inches and is an Illinois bow kill.


Tim's Big Game Blog

Shelbyville area gun kill

Wednesday, November 26

Here's a nice gun kill from the Shelbyville area.


Lake Doctor

First Shotgun Season Recap

Tuesday, November 25

By far the most memorable hunting trip of my life to date.


Heartland Outdoors

Illinois shotgun deer harvest down

Tuesday, November 25

Illinois firearm deer hunters shot 51,830 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season, compared to 55,708 during last year's first season.


Through the Lens

What’s Stirring in the Deer Woods

Tuesday, November 25

A look through my eyes at what I'm seeing the past few days stirring around the woods. Caution - this is photo heavy!


Stay on Target

Shotgun Success

Sunday, November 23

I finally was able to notch my tag.



Two days, no deer yet

Saturday, November 22

After two half days of hunting, I have no deer to show for my efforts. But others do!


Through the Lens

Hevi-Shot Recall

Saturday, November 22

Pleased read this urgent and important safety announcement from Hevi-Shot



Hunter takes buck with huge tumor

Thursday, November 20

When Jeff Clampitt saw a buck that could not jump a fence and had a huge tumor, he did the humane thing – and shot it.


Heartland Outdoors

DNR reminds gun hunters to be safe

Thursday, November 20

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds hunters to make safety their top priority as they head to the field for the first segment of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Friday through Sunday.


Tim's Big Game Blog

Giant South Dakota typical

Thursday, November 20

Here's a bowkill from South Dakota said to gross 203 inches.


Tim's Big Game Blog

Moultrie County mystery buck

Thursday, November 20

Here's a nice buck reportedly shot in Moultrie County


KC's Corner

Any First Season Harvest Predictions?

Thursday, November 20

What does opening weekend have in store for gun hunters?


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