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Iowa deer harvest similar to last season


Iowa hunters have reported harvesting 23,807 deer as of Monday, which is within 100 deer of where it was a year ago at this time despite the recent cold weather.

COMLARA Park closed to general use


COMLARA Park and Evergreen Lake will be closed to general use Friday through Sunday for deer season.



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November 2014 HO Cover

Photo of the Day

gun kill 2014

Monday, November 24

Jaxon Peifer, 14, shot this buck on opening day of the Illinois firearm season while hunting in Woodford County.
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Stay on Target

Shotgun Success

Sunday, November 23

I finally was able to notch my tag.



Two days, no deer yet

Saturday, November 22

After two half days of hunting, I have no deer to show for my efforts. But others do!


Through the Lens

Hevi-Shot Recall

Saturday, November 22

Pleased read this urgent and important safety announcement from Hevi-Shot



Hunter takes buck with huge tumor

Thursday, November 20

When Jeff Clampitt saw a buck that could not jump a fence and had a huge tumor, he did the humane thing – and shot it.


Heartland Outdoors

DNR reminds gun hunters to be safe

Thursday, November 20

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds hunters to make safety their top priority as they head to the field for the first segment of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season Friday through Sunday.


Tim's Big Game Blog

Giant South Dakota typical

Thursday, November 20

Here's a bowkill from South Dakota said to gross 203 inches.


Tim's Big Game Blog

Moultrie County mystery buck

Thursday, November 20

Here's a nice buck reportedly shot in Moultrie County


KC's Corner

Any First Season Harvest Predictions?

Thursday, November 20

What does opening weekend have in store for gun hunters?


Heartland Outdoors

Illinois arrests commercial angler

Thursday, November 20

Illinois Conservation Police have arrested a commercial fisherman for the unlawful possession and sale of 1,800 pounds of live Asian bighead and silver carp.


Heartland Outdoors

Missouri gun deer harvest up markedly

Thursday, November 20

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that hunters checked 91,460 deer during the opening weekend of the 2014 November Portion of Firearms Deer Season this past weekend – 30,000 more than last year.



Strip Mine Report 11/9

Wednesday, November 19

Looking for a November bass to wrap up another year.



We need a cool waterfowl picture!

Tuesday, November 18

Instead of another deer cover, I'd really like to put some sort of a waterfowl shot on the cover of the December issue of Heartland Outdoors. But I need your help!


Just Fishing

One Last Entry for 2014

Tuesday, November 18

I've changed over to Facebook and still can't believe it. I guess an old dog can learn new tricks!


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