Posts tagged "dan stef"

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

Deer Hunting Report - is pre-rut here yet?

Deer Hunting Report - is pre-rut here yet?
As rut closes in, bucks aren’t too fired up yet and could bode well for the gun hunters As the darkness started to break, I could see a mass of white antlers moving through the timber. At only 45 yards, I could tell he was a big buck. Twenty minutes later, an 8-pointer came down... Read more »
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Who's Tougher — Deer Hunters or Waterfowl Hunters?

Tony Skobel from Southern Honkers Guide Service calls in some ducks.
When my 16-year-old son questioned whether or not I would go hang a deer stand in the rain, it got the wheels turning.  I wasn’t about to let a little rain keep me from getting out in the woods and hanging deer stands. Seriously?  In fact, I’ve never canceled a hunt a day in my... Read more »

2015 Chevy Suburban-the Ultimate Road Trip Vehicle

2015 Chevy Suburban-the Ultimate Road Trip Vehicle
When my sons and I planned a trip to the Lake of the Woods Minnesota in search of toothy critters, we figured we needed a truck that was up for the road trip. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to try out a 2015 Chevy Suburban. Turned out it was the perfect vehicle for the perfect... Read more »

A Smallmouth Sanctuary - The DuPage River

The DuPage River has an abundance of crawfish to keep smallmouth fat like this one.
Last summer I took my sons to Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota and we caught some GIANT smallmouth bass. When I told my son Kyle we were going to hit the DuPage River to catch some smallies, I’m not sure if he believed me. But when he saw a 3-pound bronze bullet explode from the... Read more »
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