Archive for August 2010

ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Do you hae a son or daughter who is into the outdoors?  Do they show a special dedication to the outdoors and our natuarl resources?  Well, the Illinois Conservation Foundation is taking applications for scholorships.  This just came in and is worth talking to your child about.   SPRINGFIELD, IL -The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) will... Read more »

Some great fishing reports

I received a number of great fishing reports over the weekend and would like to share them with you.  In most cases, these reports come from guides.  If you want to learn about these waters, hiring them is money well spent.  Here are the reports… From Steve Welch, Crappie Specialties Hi Don,   Here is what... Read more »

Lawrence Taylor of Pradco Named Arkansas Conservation Communicator Of The Year

At the Spring AGLOW Cast and Blast, I met Lawrence Taylor from PRADCO.  What a nice guy and one who really knows his fishing.  News just came in that he has been named the Arkansas Conservation Communicator of the Year.  Congrats Larry…  Good job!   Check out the press release… PRADCO – Fishing Public Relations Director... Read more »
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"Living with White-tailed Deer in Illinois" Website Launched

This was received from the IL DNR.  If you are a deer hunter, an outfitter or property owner, you’ll find some very interesting info here… SPRINGFIELD, IL – A new website, “Living with White-tailed Deer in Illinois,” has been developed through the cooperative efforts of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), University of Illinois... Read more »

Golf and Fish event at the Sanctuary in New Lenox

Illinois Outdoors is a proud sponsor of this family fun event.  I’ve participated in years past and it was always a great time (except for my golf score).  Here are the details on the event… The Sanctuary’s 10th Annual`Golf & Fish DerbySunday, September 26th, 2010 $75 per team (paid upon sign-up) includes Golf w/cart, GPS, Range... Read more »

FRV Muskies Inc to meet at Schaumburg Golf Club

This just came in from the Fox River Valley Muskies Inc. Hope you all had a great Summer. We look forward to hearing some great.  Fish stories. Our monthly meetings resume at the Schaumburg Golf Club on Wednesday September 8th at 7:00 PM.  Come early for the all you can eat buffet which opens at... Read more »
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Youth Muskie Tournament Trail Continues

Getting the kids outdoors is our responsibility.  One great way for them to enjoy fishing is by getting involved in the Youth Muskie Tournament Trail.  This just came in… Morgan Kelly with the muskie she caught at the Lake Shalbyville leg of the YMTT last May. The Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail, recognizing that the future... Read more »

Live Fish Cam now online

We’re now taking giant steps into the future. With the help of MarCum Technologies, people from around the world can see fish movement on a Live Fish Cam that is now being demonstrated at the Minnesota State Fair. Check this out… MarCum Technologies’ “Live Fish Cam”  now playing 24/7 online Minneapolis, MN – How many species... Read more »

Professional Outdoor Media Association's Award winners announced

Hey wait a minute.   I know one of these guys… Bill Konway.  From left to right: Tim Anderson, Steve Pennaz, Dennis Dunn, Kendal Hemphill, Bill Konway, John Jefferson. Not pictured is Mike Marsh. I’ve seen a lot of Bill’s work and he is an excellant photographer and in my opinion, the number one guy when it comes... Read more »
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Monday Night - A Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature at the Field Museum

Here’s your chance to attend a public forum on parks, open space and nature Monday, August 30th.   Here is the information from the IL DNR… IDNR, Chicago Wilderness, City of Chicago Department of Environment, Openlands, Chicago Park District and The Field Museum to Host Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature August 30th session will... Read more »