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How bass bite a lure, Don Gasaway, Feb 27

Give snow goose hunting a shot, Bernie Barringer, Feb 27

Will we ever eat Asian carp?, Steve Tarter, Feb 26

Don D’s fishing reports,, Feb 26

Wisconsin counties shrug off CWD fears,, Feb 26


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Coffeen Lake closed temporarily


Coffeen Lake is closed to boating while cleanup of a turbine oil leak at the Coffeen Power Station continues.

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Photo of the Day

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Friday, November 25

Sky Pollitt shot this Peoria County 8-point buck on the opening evening of the Illinois firearm season. Writes her boyfriend, David Koehler, "After shooting at another nice buck in the morning on opening day, and having a small tree deflect the shot she was heartbroken. She thought she would not get another awesome chance like that! Then in the evening on the same day she was preparing to shoot a doe and this buck stepped out at about fifty yards. She took one shot and dropped him in his tracks!"
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Nothing Like a 20 Point Bow Buck!

Friday, November 25

Derek Burns had worked all season to get the buck he calls "Spikes" and he finally sealed the deal.


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Friday, November 25

Nothing like sitting for almost 12 hours only to see your buck say "Bye, bye"


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Caught some big fish today in the wind!



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Huge Pennsylvania elk

Friday, November 25

Head west for a huge bull elk? Nah. Pennsylvania.


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