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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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Photo of the Day

Beau Breggemann caught these crappie at Mark Twain Lake this spring. Photo courtesy of TIMBER RIDGE RESORT

Sunday, July 31

Beau Breggemann caught these crappie at Mark Twain Lake this spring.
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Heartland Outdoors

Trapper education course in Morton

Tuesday, July 26

A trapper education class will be offered at the Wilmor Sportsman Club in Morton Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Heartland Outdoors

Delta Waterfowl predicts fewer ducks

Monday, July 25

Due to dry conditions up north during breeding season, Delta Waterfowl is predicting fewer ducks in this year's Fall Flight.


Versatile Hunter

Awesome Short Video on Yukon Moose Hunt

Sunday, July 24

This is the stuff of my dreams. . .


Heartland Outdoors

Illinois pen-raised pheasant hunts

Wednesday, July 20

Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2016-17 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online.


Heartland Outdoors

Lake Shelbyville offers dove hunt

Wednesday, July 20

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will conduct a dove hunt on opening day of dove season, Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Wilborn Creek Dove Field.


Heartland Outdoors

Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Round Up a Success

Monday, July 18

Missouri team Redneck Rodeo sweeps the tournament



50/50 proposition

Monday, July 18

Hedging your bets on summer foot plot plantings


KC's Corner

2016 Deer Season Changes?

Sunday, July 17

Two big changes being proposed for this season.


Through the Lens

Pokémon Go and Boating: Three Tips from BoatUS

Thursday, July 14

Staying safe on the water when playing the new mobile game


Versatile Hunter

Camping Trips

Wednesday, July 13

Worth Taking Time For. . . .


Through the Lens

The Name and Shame Game

Wednesday, July 13

Social media judges, juries, and executioners have invaded the outdoors.



Top 5 Update

Monday, July 11

The dog days continue to produce.


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