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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

3 Signs You Might Be Obsessed with Morel Hunting

3 Signs You Might Be Obsessed with Morel Hunting
I love hunting for morels. Or should I say I love finding them. But I recently started exhibiting behavior that borders on addiction. These three weeks of the spring, when the lilacs start blooming, I can’t think of anything but filling the fridge with the king of spring delicacy. But I know I’m not alone.... Read more »
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