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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, ChicagoNow.com, Feb 26

Wisconsin counties shrug off CWD fears, THonline.com, 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.

Top fishing equipment brands in 2014


A survey shows the brands and products anglers purchased most often in 2014.



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hood gobbler

Thursday, April 12

Connor Hood, 9, shot his first tom during the youth season in Mercer County. The bird weighed 25 pounds and had a 9-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Writes Connor's father, Doug Hood, "Special thanks to Duane and Shirley Zwicker for the opportunity to share this moment with my son."
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IHSA bass tournament nears

Thursday, April 12

The IHSA bass tournament opens with sectionals on April 20.


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Iowa fishing report 4-12-12

Thursday, April 12

Here is the latest Iowa fishing report.


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Crappie excellent at Rend Lake

Thursday, April 12

Crappie headline the latest fishing report from Rend Lake.


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EPA denies ban on lead ammo

Thursday, April 12

The Environmental Protection Agency has denied yet another petition by the Center for Biological Diversity calling for a ban on the ammunition containing lead-core components.


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SE Illinois college wins shooting title

Thursday, April 12

Southeastern Illinois College won a national title at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Division II Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships.


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