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ARTICLE: Handheld Thermal Imagers

Night Vision goggles are useless against a camouflaged, motionless suspect hiding in vegetation, but a thermal imaging device easily finds the bad guy.

Humminbird® Wins “Best of Electronics” for Seventh Consecutive Year at ICAST

Humminbird Brand Manager, Ray Schaffart, with the SOLIX display at ICAST.



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Erick Luebbert and Caty Eisterhold with the 30-pound blue catfish and 18-pound flathead they caught on Mark Twain Lake. Heartland Outdoors

Friday, June 30

Erick Luebbert and Caty Eisterhold with the 30-pound blue catfish and 18-pound flathead they caught on Mark Twain Lake.
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Heartland Outdoors

Heartland Writer Nominated for Delta Waterfowl Volunteer of the Year

Friday, June 30

Heartland's own Gretchen Steele is a finalist for the 2017 Delta Waterfowl Volunteer of the Year


Heartland Outdoors

Arrive Early if Planning a Visit to Starved Rock During Holiday Weekend

Thursday, June 29

Expect temporary closures of the park when parking lots are full


Through the Lens

Fishing Old School Style

Thursday, June 29

Sometimes less is more


Heartland Outdoors

IDNR Seeking New Operator for Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center

Wednesday, June 14

Request for Proposals announced at Rend Lake Resort


Versatile Hunter

Northwoods Adventure

Monday, June 12

Unplugging in the Outdoors


Through the Lens

Fishing’s Future Contest Now Underway

Wednesday, June 07

National Youth CPR Fishing Contest


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