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Safe Boating Week is May 20-26

Illinois Conservation Police officers are reminding boaters that safety on the water in Illinois starts with boat operators staying sober and all boaters wearing life jackets.

Missouri turkey harvest dips to 43,339

Weather, recent poor hatches contribute to decline from 48,374 birds harvested in 2016.



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Wednesday, June 28

Aaron and Rich Valley with a 30-pound flathead catfish they caught floating jugs on Mark Twain Lake in Missouri. Photo courtesy of THE DRY DOCK.
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Just Fishing

Another Season Underway !

Monday, March 11

Cam and I finally hit some water we knew how to handle.


KC's Corner

Volunteer Habitat Day

Sunday, March 10

Some pics from the Lake Shelbyville fish habitat day.


Versatile Hunter

Joe Biden Talks Gun Control and Latest USFWS Outdoor Recreation Economic Numbers

Sunday, March 10

At least one of these articles oughta elicit some good responses from readers


Lake Doctor

Lake Aquarium Hand Feeding Smallmouth Bass

Sunday, March 10

Bass Pro Shops aquarium doesnt hold a candle to this lake aquarium....



Recipe Recap

Friday, March 08

A look back at Venison Cordon Bleu and Crappie Fettuccini Alfredo from the Elmwood All Outdoor show


Heartland Outdoors

Deer poachers plead guilty

Friday, March 08

Seven men charged in Illinois deer poaching cases have entered guilty pleas, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Office of Law Enforcement announced today.


Food Plotting

Up For A Challenge: Grow Sugar Beets

Thursday, March 07

The View is Worth the Climb in My Opinion.


Lake Doctor

Double Decker Dock Polar Plunge

Thursday, March 07

Jumped in the lake from 12' up into 42 degree water....


Through the Lens

Photographing Wildlife Ethically

Thursday, March 07

Nature photography code of ethics



Prairie Outfitters, Inc.

Thursday, March 07

Grand opening in Charleston, IL


Lake Doctor

Fighting Illini High School Bass Fishing Invite

Wednesday, March 06

Here is a cool opportunity for High School Anglers!! I would have loved to have these experiences in high school!


KC's Corner

HB1156 - Gun Control Legislation

Tuesday, March 05

Another bill to keep an eye on.


Stream Stalker

What a Show!

Monday, March 04

Kudos and Thank Yous


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