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Plenty of S. Illinois fishing holes, Les Winkeler, Oct 22

Geese the word on opening day, Dale Bowman, Oct 22

Guide hooks 51.75-inch Indiana muskie, Dale Bowman, Oct 21

Track a buck like a pro,, Oct 21

Umbrella rigs banned from BASS events,, Oct 20


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Iowa fishing report 10-16-14


Here is the latest Iowa fishing report.

Remaining firearm deer permits on sale Oct. 21


Those Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits remaining available following the close of random daily drawings will be available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors from Oct. 21-Dec. 7.



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Photo of the Day

Chad Fargher tiger muskie 2014

Wednesday, October 22

Chad Fargher of Peoria hoists a gorgeous 47-inch tiger muskie he caught and released on Oct. 19 while fishing a Fulton County strip-mine lake with a spinnerbait. The fish had an 18-inch girth.
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Stay on Target

A Big Illinois Non-Typical

Wednesday, October 22

This Clark County brute is sure to get you excited!



Best bowkill by a woman of 2014?

Wednesday, October 22

Here are two views of a buck shot in west-central Illinois by bowhunter Jenny Haun on Oct. 10.


Tim's Big Game Blog

Big Kansas typical buck, UPDATE!

Wednesday, October 22

Here's a really, really big typical buck from Chautauqua County in Kansas that reportedly grossed over 190 inches.



Duck season about family, fun

Tuesday, October 21

The start of another waterfowl season is a great time to get together with family members … and to ponder the days of cold weather and hot shooting to come.


Stay on Target

This giant typical is from Wisconsin *Updated*

Monday, October 20

Big typicals seems to be the theme of the week. This one won't disappoint!



Top 5 Stats

Monday, October 20

We’ve got us a gross of bass.


Heartland Outdoors

Video of an 11-year-old’s first buck

Friday, October 17

Here's a video of the first buck shot by 11-year-old Jacob Hart during the Illinois youth season.


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