Dunlap's Does It All - An Amazing Lake Erie Charter Trip for the Family

Dunlap's Does It All - An Amazing Lake Erie Charter Trip for the Family
August is prime time to head east to visit one of the most fish-abundant great lakes in the country- Lake Erie. And my friends Captain Gary “Turbo” and Beth Mol showed me and my two sons all it has to offer. It’s been close to twenty years since I fished Lake Erie, so I was... Read more »

Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information Now Available Online

Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information  Now Available Online
Press Release from Illinois Department of Natural Resources- Online applications for IDNR-managed sites begin Aug. 3 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2015-16 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online. Fourteen of the sites are... Read more »

Monee Reservoir Offers Great Fishing and Fun for the Family

Monee Reservoir Offers Great Fishing and Fun for the Family
I recently took the family for a little day trip to the Monee Reservoir south of Monee in Will County. Managed by the Will County Forest Preserve, the park is a beautiful 195-acre facility that has a 46-acre lake loaded with stocked fish, and it’s all open to the public. There is plenty of accessible... Read more »
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Is This the "Year of the Walleye"?

Overcast days are great for the walleye bite. Diggin my F2 Surge storm gear by Frabill too!
If fishermen had some kind of whacky calendar or zodiac to follow, it would be safe to say that 2015 could be named the “Year of the Walleye”. Most fishermen I know have been experiencing some of the most amazing walleye fishing in years. Spring brought some awesome walleye action on the Kankakee River, with... Read more »

The Frabill F2 Surge Storm Gear That Came with a Storm

The Frabill F2 Surge Storm Gear That Came with a Storm
As an outdoor writer, I often have the opportunity to try out the latest greatest gear on the market. Preparing for an upcoming walleye trip to Lake Erie, I was provided with the the F2 Surge  rainsuit from Frabill. All I can say is the folks as Frabill took their desire to impress to a... Read more »

Geode Hunting in Western Illinois is Great Summer Fun for Kids

Nate plucks a geode from a cold, spring fed stream.
Looking for a great, cost-effective outdoor activity for the family this summer? Pack up and take a little road trip to Western Illinois. Imagine wading through a spring-fed steam, and finding a baseball-sized rock in the clear water. You crack it open to find it filled with crystallized quartz, knowing that the sparkling mineral has... Read more »
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5 Great Fathers Day Gifts for the Outdoorsman Dad...Be the Favorite Kid This Year!

5 Great Fathers Day Gifts for the Outdoorsman Dad...Be the Favorite Kid This Year!
Father ‘s Day is just around the corner. If you’re wondering “What do I get for the Dad that has everything?” You’re in the right place. Here are 5 fantastic gift ideas that are new to the market, so Dad probably doesn’t have most of these products. Be the favorite kid this year and get... Read more »

Changes to Deer Hunting Rules Coming

Changes to Deer Hunting Rules Coming
There are some proposed changes that Illinois deer hunters should be aware of before the fall hunting season arrives. One cool new change is that Youth Firearm Deer Hunters will be able to use their unfilled tag during the regular firearm deer season. But the DNR is also looking for hunters to provide some input... Read more »

You're not in Kansas anymore, Danny...But an incredible fishing and hunting adventure it was!

You're not in Kansas anymore, Danny...But an incredible fishing and hunting adventure it was!
A Fishing and Hunting Adventure in Labette County, Kansas Instead of ruby slippers, I was clicking my camouflage boots saying “There’s no place like Kansas, there’s no place like Kansas,” hoping to catch bass and kill a wild turkey. I felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, except my three-day whirlwind adventure was one... Read more »
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Morel Madness - Hunting the Grey Ghost of Spring

Morel Madness - Hunting the Grey Ghost of Spring
The morels are finally popping here in Northern Illinois. I found my first ones in Will County last week. The little Grey Morels are usually the first to pop, followed by the yellows and white morels. The grey morels are small, usually shorter than 2 inches, and a light grey, which makes them tough to... Read more »