Archive for September 2011

Celebrity Quail and Pheasant Hunt date is set

This event is not only a good cause, but also a great time for those who love to hunt. Join the Illinois Conservation Foundation for the 17th ANNUAL CELEBRITY QUAIL AND PHEASANT HUNT—NOV. 13-15 at Rend Lake Resort. The Illinois Conservation Foundation’s annual Gary Watson Celebrity Quail and Pheasant Hunt on Nov. 13-15 will feature... Read more »

Final Approach introduces new floating goose decoys

The waterfowl season is coming sooner than you think.  Now is the time to start getting ready. One of the things we have to do is “get our ducks in a row”.  Well, for the goose hunters, it’s getting our goose decoys in a row. It happens all the time where we find on our... Read more »

DNR looking for landowner to put out "Welcome" mat

This came in from the IL DNR.  Are you able and willing to participate so others can enjoy the outdoors? Illinois Landowners Sought for New Program to Provide More Access for Outdoor Recreation SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is looking for landowners interested in helping meet a longstanding request from... Read more »
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When is the best time to winterize your boat?

When is the best time to winterize your boat?
Winterizing your boat… seems like a crazy thing to do to me. But I’m kind of lucky in two respects.  First, I get to keep my boat in the garage all year round.  Secondly, on mild winter days, I’ll take my boat out and go fishing.  I’ve fished the day after Thanksgiving and within a... Read more »

New Lenox VFW hold shotgun raffle

A friend of mine is a member of the VFW post in New Lenox and he informed me that they’re having a shotgun raffle to raise some funds that will benefit Vets.   With the hunting season upon us, here’s your opportunity to take a chance on winning a new shotgun.  Here’s the information he sent... Read more »

Big Smallie caught up north video snippet

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While fishing Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota, hosting the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show’s 10th Annual Fall fishing trip for our Chicagoland guests, I caught a nice 4 pound smallmouth bass while the camera was rolling.   Jim DaRosa and I did pretty well that day and taped a whole television show for Illinois Outdoors.  This... Read more »
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Boat US Honored with Golden Glow Award

Boat US Honored with Golden Glow Award
I was at the Golden Glow Award dinner and was glad to see that Boat US was honored with being presented with the Golden Glow Award for 2011. Scott Croft was there to accept the award on behalf of Boat US.   Here is their press release on the event…. BoatUS Honored with Golden Glow Award... Read more »

Hunting Tips Q & As from Mossy Oak Pro Staffer Parrish Elliott

Hunting Tips Q & As from Mossy Oak Pro Staffer Parrish Elliott
Here are some deer hunting tips from Mossy Oak’s ProStaffer Parrish Elliott. Q: What time of the year do you do your scouting? A: My scouting is year round. The heaviest scouting is usually right after deer season, just to get an idea which deer made it. To me that is very important. Q: Do... Read more »

Mossy Oak's Mike Monteleone gives his view on the deer hunting Qs & As

Mossy Oak's Mike Monteleone gives his view on the deer hunting Qs & As
Mossy Oak ProStaffer Mike Moneleone offers his answers to the deer hunting questions…. Q: What time of the year do you do your scouting? A: My scouting is done 365, 24-7. I divide my yearly scouting into thirds. The first trimester starts in the beginning of April and last through August. The first four months... Read more »
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Winners of PMTT Ranger Boats World Championship announced

Congrats goes out to all of the winners of this prestigious muskie tournament.  Good job guys… Burseth Brothers Win PMTT Ranger Boats World Championship Beautiful Alum Creek Reservoir in central Ohio was the location of the Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT) Ranger Boats World Championship during the weekend of September 23 and 24, 2011. The... Read more »