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Photo of the Day

Kevin Roberts caught this 6-pound, 1-ounce bass out of a Crab Orchard Refuge pond. Photo courtesy of COOKSEY’S MARINE & BAIT SHOP in Marion.

Wednesday, August 31

Kevin Roberts caught this 6-pound, 1-ounce bass out of a Crab Orchard Refuge pond.
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Through the Lens

Here There Be Dragons

Friday, August 12

Dragonflies are moving across Illinois in great numbers


Through the Lens

Black Trumpets - A Culinary Treat!

Monday, August 08

Black trumpet mushrooms are in season and flushing right now!


Versatile Hunter

Kayaking for Trophy Bullfrogs

Sunday, August 07

A New Twist on an Old Hunt


Heartland Outdoors

Apply now for Illinois upland game permits

Friday, August 05

Hunters may apply through Aug. 31 for the Illinois 2016 Free Upland Game Hunt Permit program.


Heartland Outdoors

IDNR sets bobcat hunting, trapping rules

Friday, August 05

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced rules for bobcat hunting and trapping.


Heartland Outdoors

Three named for Hall of Fame

Friday, August 05

James Grandt, Jim Scheer and Les Winekeler are the newest inductees to the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.



Top 5 Stats

Thursday, August 04

Our monthly look at the numbers.


Versatile Hunter

Youth Wingshooting Clinic and Pheasant Hunt

Wednesday, August 03

Another Awesome FREE Event to Get Kids Outdoors


Heartland Outdoors

IDNR Announces Rules for Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season

Wednesday, August 03

Applications Available Online Sept. 1-30



Top 5 Update

Monday, August 01

A couple dog day bass put an end to a Top 5 drought.


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