Archive for August 2011

LED Lenser brings the outdoors to light

I have to share with the readers something that I came upon.  Talk about seeing the light. Led Lenser has some of the best lighting systems that would be great for fishermen, bicyclists, hikers, hunters, or anyone else who loves the outdoors and are in need of light. In the photo gallery there are some... Read more »

New TV Show open for Illinois Outdoors hunting shows

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I put together a new open for the Illinois Outdoors TV Show.  The one I had was for fishing.  Thought it was about time that I made one up for hunting shows.  Makes sense to me.  I kind of like this one as is, but may tweak it as I watch it more.

Photos from the taping of an Illinois Outdoors TV Show at the Frankfort Sportsman Club

Brought my nephew Jerod to the Frankfort Sportsman Club (191st just west of 80th Avenue, Mokena) where he learned to shoot a shotgun.   This is the first time he ever handled a shotgun.  With the help of Jeff and Pam Hobson, NRA Certified Shotgun instructors, Jerod did very well. A TV show was there for... Read more »
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The Kings Are Coming! The Kings Are Coming!

In my spare time I have been daydreaming of what is to come this Fall. Spare time? What’s that? Well I tend to find time in my day to think ahead and get excited about the return of the King salmon to the harbors. If I am not shooting my bow, my blackpowder rifle, or... Read more »

2011 - 2012 Illinois Walleye Trail tournament schedule

From Adam Sandor of the Illinois Walleye Trail… Hello Everyone,   We are pleased to announce the 2011 and 2012 official schedule for the Illinois Walleye Trail. We have decided to mix it up a little bit and go to the Mississippi River for our 2nd qualifier and for our 2-day championship. Please do not... Read more »

Leatherman shows off two new multi-tools that are of value to outdoorsmen and women

Leatherman makes a many different multi-tool knives and I’ve owned a couple over the years.  Now I have one that is probably the best they’ve ever come out with.  As one who likes to fish and hunt I see no other knife that can compare.  But you can’t call it a knife. They are multi-tools... Read more »
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Contributing Factors in boating accidents

Contributing Factors in boating accidents
These are the Top 10 contributing factors that lead to boating accidents.  The info comes from the USCG.  Do your best when boating to NOT fall into any of these categories.  Please note that alcohol leads the pack and it’s even worse that hazardous waters.

Camouflage Fishing

Camouflage Fishing
This fishing tip comes from Larry Whiteley – Bass Pro Shops CAMOUFLAGE FISHING The approach an autumn trout angler takes to the stream can dramatically affect his catch rate. I have seen anglers fishing in their bright shirts and white hats under the autumn sun and more often than not they are not having very... Read more »

IDNR to Salute Volunteers at the 2011 Illinois State Fair

From the IL DNR…. Aug 20th Ceremony in Conservation World at 11 a.m. SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will honor 10 individuals and three groups as Outstanding Volunteers of the Year for their volunteer service to the IDNR during a ceremony at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20.... Read more »
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Transition time for Crappies

Transition time for Crappies
From Larry Whiteley of Bass Pro Shops TRANSITION TIME Fall is a transition time for crappie making them very unpredictable but still catchable. Where to find crappie can change day to day and even hour to hour. The best area to focus on is where shallow water rapidly drops off into deep water. Crappie can... Read more »