Archive for November 2011

A "Must-have" for Tree Stand Hunters

Have you ever climbed your tree stand, got all situated and ready to hunt, then you realize you’re missing a glove? You look down and it’s lying on the ground. If this hasn’t happened to you, don’t worry it will. I met a bowhunter on a recent hunting trip that is producing an awesome little... Read more »

Save the date for the 2012 Boat Show

Save the date for the 2012 Boat Show
Cure Those Winter Blues at the  Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show What Chicago will enjoy this coming January will be new hands-on education, specials on hundreds of boats, RVs and marine accessories, and several new attractions, there’s no better place for outdoor enthusiasts to prepare for summer fun than at the 2012 Chicago Boat,... Read more »

Sign-up To Begin for Youth Turkey Hunters

It’s time to get the kids in line for the youth turkey hunt here in Illinois.  This came in from the IL DNR. Sign-up To Begin for Youth Turkey Hunters Additional Locations Available this year due to IRAP SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is announcing expanded hunting opportunities for youth... Read more »
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Kankakee River Fishing Report

Ed Mullady of the Sportsmans Letter sent me a Kankakee River Fishing Report.  Ed has been coined as being the Godfather of the Kankakee River.  I’d like to share it with you. Hi Don! For those who don’t mind the colder, wet weather, some nice fish are being caught along the Kankakee! In Indiana: Point,... Read more »

What's up with muskie anglers?

What's up with muskie anglers?
Ever wonder about the pursuit of muskies by muskie club members vs regular anglers? Statistically speaking, it sure looks like a muskie hunter who falls into the “die-hard” category will most likely be a muskie club member. The Wisconsin DNR conducted a survey on muskie fishing making comparisons between residents, non-residents, and muskie club members.... Read more »

Boating classes offered in Chicago

Boating classes offered in Chicago
I want to share with you an email that I received today.  It’s from Bob Allen of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and is about safe boating classes.  Bob’s right, we have a lot of outdoor shows coming up and many of them sell boats.  The big one, The Chicago Boat, Sports and  RV Show... Read more »
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Used muskie gear going up for auction at Muskies Inc. meeting

Heres a note received from Duane Landmeier, President of the Quad County Hawg Hunters Chapter of Muskies Inc. regarding their up coming December 8 meeting.  An auction will be held… and for a good cause.  By reading the list of items below, I see that there are some really nice items and being that this... Read more »

Asian Carp Barrier Turned Up to High

Asian Carp Barrier Turned Up to High
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today they will return the operating parameters of the electric barrier to the higher operating parameters established in October 2011. The barrier had been temporarily reset to pre-October 2011 settings while USACE investigated possible interference with railroad signals adjacent to the barrier site.      Technical experts from... Read more »

Ice Fishing Seminars

Come on out this Saturday November 26th.  Tony Boshold and I will be offering Free Ice Fishing Seminars from 10 AM to 3 PM Henry’s Sports & Marine at 3130 S. Canal St., Chicago.  This will be Henry’s annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Everything Ice Fishing will be on hand for you to check out.  In... Read more »
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Autographed pro fishing jerseys auctioned off to support USA Ice Team

Autographed pro fishing jerseys auctioned off to support USA Ice Team
I just received this information regarding a fundraiser that will help a USA Ice Team member compete in the 2012 Ice Fishing World Championship.  All of the team members are in need to provide travel expenses which can be quite tasking in today’s economy.  Support the team that represents the USA.  For more information on... Read more »