Unique lodging in the Northwoods

I’m sharing this with my blog readers who enjoy the Northwoods of Wisconsin.   Helpful with finding winter lodging. Where can visitors stay in the north woods of Wisconsin? The Forest Lake Country Store is closed, the display racks are undergoing a makeover and we hope to have many new products when the doors swing open. We... Read more »

Great Christmas Gift for those who enjoy the outdoors

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Here’s something that’s different.  It’s very useful for the outdoors.   It can be used most year round while camping, traveling, and just being in the outdoors.   This short video tells it all.

Latest Outdoor News, Reports and Photos UPDATES

Latest Outdoor News, Reports and Photos UPDATES
If you have outdoor news, reports or photos to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Latest Outdoor News and Reports.   Photos are at the end of this blog. ARCHERY DEER SEASON Through Sunday, November 12, 2017, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of41,376 deer, compared to 36,587 for the same period in 2016. ... Read more »
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Northwoods News

Here is some Northwoods News from Mark at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O Lakes WI News, pictures and fun stuff from the north woods of Wisconsin,,,   We can feel winter in the air, but we have not seen it on the ground,,, Until today (10/27)! Flurries all day, starting to stick in the... Read more »

Il DNR News

Remaining Firearm Deer Permits: A limited number of Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors through Dec. 3, or until quotas are exhausted.  Find a vendor near you at this link: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/LPR/Pages/LicensePermitVendors.aspx Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits:  Illinois Archery Deer and Illinois Archery Fall Turkey... Read more »

Outdoor Reports and Photos

Outdoor Reports and Photos
If you have any outdoor news, reports, or photos you’d like to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor Reports and Photos – Photos are at the end of this blog Illinois Deer Archery Update from the IL DNR Through Sunday, October 15, 2017, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of7,793 deer, compared to... Read more »
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Go North for Fall Colors and Great Fishing

Go North for Fall Colors and Great Fishing
Back in June I took a trip to the Northwoods of Wisconsin; actually two week long trips. It was a refreshing getaway from my local fishing scene here in Illinois. Yes, I often say that here in Illinois, great fishing is not that far away, but when considering that the Boulder Junction area of Wisconsin... Read more »

Northwood News from the Forest Lake Country Store

News, pictures and fun stuff from the north woods of Wisconsin,,,   Full bloom color!!!   This is a beautiful place to spend time! People ask, what do you do in the north woods? We lay awake at night wishing we had more time to enjoy all these unique events. Entertainment, education or adventure. This Event... Read more »

Latest News, Photos, Reports

Latest News, Photos, Reports
If you have any outdoor news, photos or reports to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. The Latest News, Photos and Reports – Photos are at the end of the Blog Chicago River and Lake Front Report by Pat Harrison Well the weather is still playing it’s tricks on us for sure surface temps from 73... Read more »
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Go Deep for Fall Crappies

It’s getting close to that time of year when the crappies will school up and relate to vertical structure.  In come cases, they will suspend in deep water making it as if they are relating to their own vertical column created by hundreds upon hundreds of fish. Lakes here in northern Illinois are loaded with... Read more »