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Perch, kings and Labor Day, Dale Bowman, Sep 02

Numbers down for dove opener, Dale Bowman, Sep 02

Opening day stand sites for big bucks, Bernie Barringer, Sep 02

Illinois state woes hurting parks, RebootIllinois.com, Aug 31

Hunting seasons getting rolling, Al Hayden, Aug 30


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Second lottery underway for Illinois duck, goose permits


Resident hunters may apply online for the second lottery for the Illinois 2015 Public Duck and Goose Hunting Area Permit program until Sept. 14.

Coffeen Lake offers youth deer hunt


A drawing will be held on Sat., Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. for three youth to hunt deer at Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area during the Youth Firearm Deer Season, Oct. 10-12.


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Joe Genovese caught this 6.1-pound bass at the Giant Goose Ranch near Cuba on Aug. 30

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Joe Genovese caught this 6.1-pound bass at the Giant Goose Ranch near Cuba on Aug. 30
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Non-Typical Hunter

Podcasting my way into the future

Monday, August 27

It's a lot easier than typing!


Just Fishing

On Missing M

Monday, August 27

My wife and I are trying to get use to the idea of our daughter being off at college, but its not easy.


Stream Stalker

Busy Weekend on the River

Monday, August 27

Two trips in two days.


Ducks & Stuff

Blind Etiquette

Monday, August 27

How unspoken rules can increase your harvest numbers!



Emiquon Report 8/18

Monday, August 27

The Preserve continues to be weird.


Heartland Outdoors

Retirements leave void at parks

Sunday, August 26

The mass exodus of park superintendents is creating problems for the Department of Natural Resources.


Heartland Outdoors

Iowa fishing report 8-24-12

Friday, August 24

Here is the latest Iowa fishing report.



Shifting on the Fly

Friday, August 24

Plan, execute, regroup, repeat…sounds easy.


Heartland Outdoors

VanDam, ‘Ike’ at Schaumburg show

Thursday, August 23

Kevin VanDam and Mike "Ike" Iaconelli are two of the top speakers confirmed for the new Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Jan. 24-27 at the Schaumburg Convention Center.


Heartland Outdoors

Iowa honors federal conservation fund

Thursday, August 23

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadt helped celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program with a proclamation recognizing the role of hunters, anglers and other outdoor users.


Guest Blog

A look into Grandpa’s tackle box

Thursday, August 23

The mere sight of Grandpa's tackle box triggers a vivid memory from the past.



Perpetual Disarray

Thursday, August 23

Does anyone know where I put them baby brush hogs?


The Back 40

The deer baiting debate

Wednesday, August 22

Worms for fish, but no corn for deer?


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