Archive for October 2011

There's more than fishing and hunting in Williamson County

There’s lots to do in Williamson County.  Yes some of the state’s best fishing and hunting can be had down there.  But what if you go on a trip to Williamson County with you better half and she’s looking for something a little different to do?  No problem.  Southern Illinois offers many great tourism opportunities.... Read more »

BIONIC unfurls an equally burly braided superline

BIONIC unfurls an equally burly braided superline
From our friends at Northland Fishing Tackle… Pirates wore manly braids. BIONIC® unfurls an equally burly braided superline. BIONIC ICE® BRAID will send the leading line manufacturers back to the drawing board  Bemidji, MN – Whether discovering new lands or plundering vessels, tougher-than-nails pirate captains could don braided locks with no fear of mockery from... Read more »

Purple Paint means KEEP OUT!!!

This press release just came in from the IL DNR. This new law gives property owners a new way to help them protect their property from trespassers. The key now is to educate the hunters about this new law. New Law Gives More Rights to Property Owners “Purple Paint Law” gives landowners option of marking... Read more »
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Chicagoland Muskie Hunters November Meeting with speaker Spence Petros

Chicagoland Muskie Hunters November Meeting with speaker Spence Petros
From Dean Rossat of the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters Hi Guys-Happy turkey time. Time to hunt em and eat em!! Come join us——The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. We meet the second Tues. of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake... Read more »

New Kids Books are a hit

New Kids Books are a hit
At the  Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writes fall conference one of our members provided me with a copy of these three children’s books. I have to say they’re right on target and can be of great interest to young readers.  But who am I to judge something like that?  My wife has been in... Read more »

FREE Contest WIN Big

FREE Contest   WIN Big
I’m wearing a pair of Ocean Waves sunglasses.  They’re a bit different than what you can buy over the counter, mine are prescription sunglasses.   This is a great service that Ocean Waves offers to its customers. We’ve hosted a number of contests here at IllinoisOutdoors.com.  It’s time for another.  This one may make you do... Read more »
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Illinois Outdoors TV reviews GM Terrain SUV as tow vehicle

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Illinois Outdoors TV often reviews products and brings them to the viewers in the Illinois Outdoors Featured Product segment within the show. During the taping of the Northwoods Muskie show, I was able to show the viewer a little about the new GMC Terrain SUV. I drove this vehicle with boat in tow from my... Read more »

Oak Lawn High School Bass Tournament Results

Oak Lawn High School Bass Tournament Results
Last weekend, the Oak Lawn High School hosted a bass tournament in the Three Rivers Area. They launched out of the DesPlaines Conservation Area and had a great day on the water. One hundred and twenty high school anglers representing 12 Illinois School participated in the event. To see the results, CLICK HERE.

Outdoor Activities in Williamson County this winter

Outdoor Activities in Williamson County this winter
This came in from our friends in Williamson County.  Get your date book out! OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY THIS WINTER There is no reason to spend the winter hiding away inside when Williamson County offers such a cornucopia of outdoor recreation opportunities. For the waterfowl hunter there are duck and goose seasons that extend... Read more »
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The Tricked-Out Ice Shelter

Frabill hit a home run with this one.  Finally an ice shelter that has it all and is convenient to pull our on the ice all in one trip.  This one’s going on my Christmas wish list, but along with that, I’m saying that I’ll need it sooner.  Ice fishing is not that far away... Read more »