Monday night bass tournaments

The News Outside

Dedicated outdoors devotee, Kankakee Daily Journal, Feb 01

Challenge part of ice fishing’s allure, Dale Bowman, Feb 01

Youth program gives hunting situations, Quad City Times, Feb 01

Midwest Summer Fishing Report, Dale Bowman , Jul 21

Ticks are becoming growing problem, Jeremiah Haas, Jul 19



Heartland Outdoors magazine is published every month.
Subscription Terms

Or call (309) 741-9790 or e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

deer illinois cover


June 2019
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018

Recent entries


Versatile Hunter

Sun Foundation

Tue, September 11, 2018

If you’ve never heard of the Sun Foundation here in central Illinois then I will tell you my friend, you are missing out on an incredible organization.  They have been here in central Illinois for over 40 years, educating and enriching young people’s lives with hands on educational events. From the ever-popular Arts and Science in the Woods summer camp to the annual Clean Water Celebration that is host to thousands of students in central Illinois each year at the Civic Center.  Not to mention many incredible and unique fundraising events that are all worth attending.  If you don’t know anything about them please visit their website and consider donating by attending a fundraising event or donating outright.  These programs are more likely something progressive enough that you might find in the Chicago area not here in central Illinois.  Bob and Joan Ericksen—the founders, are incredible people that have opened up their land and home to so many world-renown scientists and artists. Please visit their website to learn more.  I know that as soon as my son is old enough, he will be attending their summer camp adventure!


Sportsmen and Women in the U.S. Spending Stats

Tue, September 11, 2018

Incredible numbers from a comprehensive review of how sportsmen and women contribute to our economy.  Today, the importance of understanding what the monetary impact to our economy is from these ventures is vital.  Like it or not, money talks.  Interesting fact that’s mentioned in this article—if hunting, fishing, and target shooting were a Corporation, it would rank #25 on the Fortune 500.  Wow.

Lots of good information worth taking a look at here:


McLean Co PF Banquet

Thu, August 23, 2018

Pheasants still have some good strongholds if you search hard enough here in Illinois.  In short, if you find the habitat you will find the birds. I know because our upland IDNR sites produce birds and I’ve certainly hunted numerous spots in central Illinois on private ground that yielded good numbers also.  Most of these are waterway buffer strips with some prairie restoration plots and cattail marshes.  More habitat=more birds.  This is a great organization to help out!  Next year Illinois will host Pheasant Fest in Schaumburg, IL—THE upland hunting show in the nation every year.


   < 1 2 3 4 5 >  pag_last_link