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 »

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 »

Monster Birds, Morels and Monsoons - Wild Turkey Hunting at Boneyard Outfitters in Southern Illinois

Monster Birds, Morels and Monsoons - Wild Turkey Hunting at Boneyard Outfitters in Southern Illinois
The quest for spring wild turkey is fraught with challenges- ticks, poison ivy, thunderstorms. Not to mention getting up at 3:30 am. But the reward is great. The rush of a thunder-gobbling wild turkey strutting into range is something that can’t be explained, but needs to be experienced. And experience it we did during the... Read more »
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The End of an Era for Fishing and Radio Show

The End of an Era for Fishing and Radio Show
In today’s world of technology, media is an ever-changing landscape. And to sustain a successful broadcast media presence for over 32 years is unheard of. But that’s exactly what Jim DaRosa has done. Hosted by DaRosa and co-host Don Dziedzina, the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show broadcast out of Morris has been the longest running... Read more »

You CAN make a difference with the Asian Carp Invasion of the Great Lakes

You CAN make a difference with the Asian Carp Invasion of the Great Lakes
The asian carp invasion is a hot topic, and most anglers in the Midwest fear a full-on invasion of the Great Lakes. So I wanted to stress the importance of action, and share this press release from my friend John Mazurkiewicz, Chairman – American Sportfishing Association Communications Committee: Please join me in voicing your support... Read more »

IDNR Gets a Helping Hand from Cub Scouts

Thanks to Cub Scout Pack 459, the I&M tow path at McKinley Woods in Channahon is a lot cleaner. Great job guys!
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Channahon Park District recently received a helping hand, well actually a lot of helping hands. Cub Scout Pack 459 pitched in to clean up the tow path at McKinley Woods this past weekend. The boys and their parents picked up litter and trash along a mile and half... Read more »
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Honey Fried Walleye - Featured Recipe

This recipe is off the hook (pardon the pun!). A mild fish like walleye really doesn’t need a lot of heavy seasoning. Using honey gives it a touch of sweetness without overwhelming the taste of the fish. It’s simple and easy to make. Ingredients: - 4 walleye filets - 2 eggs - half cup of... Read more »

Ice Fishing Lake of the Woods - A Different Perspective at Sportsmans Lodge

Joe Henry holds the biggest walleye I've ever seen someone catch.
Almost 7 months to the day, I found myself once again looking at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Baudette, Minnesota. Only this time I wasn’t in a boat, but walking on the Rainy River. Let me clarify— the frozen Rainy River. Although my perspective was different, the outcome was about to be the same – a... Read more »

Venison Pierogies Featured Recipe

Venison Pierogies Featured Recipe
For you deer hunters that put some meat in the freezer, give this tasty dish a shot. The polish pastry (Pierogie) is stuffed with potato, cheddar cheese, bacon, carmelized onions, and ground venison burger. It’s easy and delicious. The best part, you can make a lot of them and freeze them to cook later. Ingredients:... Read more »
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Late Firearm Deer Seasons - Simplified

Late Firearm Deer Seasons - Simplified
The Illinois Late Firearm deer seasons are confusing. I mean, you really have to search through the DNR website to find, let alone figure out the late deer hunting season regulations. But I’ve done my best to provide a simplified version: There are two “late” seasons but they apply differently to each county in Illinois.... Read more »