Archive for December 2010

Ice fishing with the kids

Taking some time fishing with the kids is a good thing.  Today I got a report from Brent Beckwith, the host and coordinator of the Walk on Water Ice Benefit that’s held on Bangs Lake February 12.   See for more info. Brent and his son Tyler fished Crystal Lake. It wasn’t a banner day... Read more »

Bowfishing Newsletter

There’s no doubt that bowfishing is and exciting sport.  The Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois has just come out with thier December 2010 newsletter.  To see the newsletter, CLICK HERE

Ted Takasaki to speak at Fish Tales Club event

The following information was received from the Fish Tales Fishing Club.  The public is invited… “On February 24th 2011, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM the Fish Tales Fishing Club will host a special event at the Gaelic Park, 6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL 60452 Guest speaker will be Ted Takasaki, 1998 World Walleye... Read more »

Hunt photo shared....

I received a photo from Matt R. who took his boys out goose hunting this week.   Here is what he said in his email… “Hey Don here’s Mike R 15 with some geese recently shot out in Orland Park area the other day.  Thanks.   Matt”   If you have any fishing or hunting photos you would... Read more »

FREE Boat Show coming to Southern Illinois

This press release just came in announcing an upcoming FREE Boat and Fishing Show in southern Illinois…. Marion, Illinois –  The Southern Illinois Boat & Fishing Show returns for the fifth time to the Williamson County Pavilion the weekend of February 4 through 6, 2011.  The popular FREE event contains something for everyone and has become a... Read more »

Ed Mullady among others named for 2011 Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame

Jim DaRosa, Ray Ludkevicz and Don Dziedzina met with Ed Mullady, publisher of the Sportsman’s Letter to inform him that he has been selected for induction into the Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame.  Needless to day, he was very surprised and honored.  Being inducted in the the Hall of Fame is one of the most... Read more »

Christmas and Ice Fishing in Boulder Junction

Todd and Sally Gessner host a Christmas and Ice Fishing Party in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. I’m not going to stake the claim on scrathing another item off my bucket list, but a good friend of mine can. Todd Gessner,  has always wanted to spend the Christmas Holidays in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.  His personal... Read more »

58,471 deer harvested by archers in Illinois so far...

I just received the latest numbers for the archery deer harvest here in Illinois from Chris McCloud of the IL DNR.  We’re down a little from last year but still, the numbers are good. Through Sunday, December 19, 2010, Illinois archers harvested 58,471 deer, compared to 59,028 during the same time period last year.  Harvest... Read more »

January News from the Northwoods

 It’s a few days early, but I’ll never turn away a Forest Lake Country Store Newsletter. It’s great to hear about what’s going on in the Land o Lakes area.  So once again, I enjoy a warm cup of coffee while reading what my friend Mark Gostisha shares with us from the Northwoods of Wisconsin…. Forest... Read more »

Spring Turkey Second Lottery

From the IL DNR…. Spring Turkey Second Lottery:  Permit applications are still available for the 2011 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Hunting second lottery drawing.  The deadline to apply for the second lottery drawing is Jan. 11, 2011.  Resident hunters who are first-time applicants or were rejected in the first lottery–and non-resident hunters–can apply for the... Read more »