Archive for April 2012

Bushnell becomes major sponsor for Folds of Honor Foundation

Bushnell becomes major sponsor for Folds of Honor Foundation
On Wednesday, April 11 one of our guests on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show was Major Dan Rooney of the Air National Guard and founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Folds of Honor helps families of over 700,000 soldiers who have been killed or wounded in the ongoing military operations in Iraq and... Read more »

Fishing Reports from around Illinois

Ken O’Malley aka Husker sent over a report with a couple photos. Hey Don,  I heard you are on another trip. Hope fishing is good.  I’ve been hitting local ponds after work and have been getting good numbers. During the rapid warmup, lipless crankbaits were producing average size bass by ripping them over emerging weeds.... Read more »

Illinois Youth Wild Turkey Season Harvest is a New Record

 Illinois Youth Wild Turkey Season Harvest is a New Record
Great hunting is not that far away.  Wow, what a true statement that is.    Illinois is celebrating a new record for the Youth Turkey season with some great harvest numbers.  Take a look at the info that the IL DNR just sent out….  Illinois Youth Wild Turkey Season Harvest is a New Record SPRINGFIELD, IL... Read more »
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Plano NW Indiana Bowfishing Championship -

Plano NW Indiana Bowfishing Championship -
Ed DeVries contacted me about the Plano NW Indiana Bowfishing Championship that will take place on April 21st out of the Lasalle F&W Area in Lake Village, IN. This years shoot will be a day/night Big 10 format for each.  The day shoot starts at noon and ends at 6pm. The night shoot will then... Read more »

First Turkey of the Season

First Turkey of the Season
Kyle Stefanach got his first turkey of the youth turkey season here in Illinois on Easter Sunday. He was up early on a bright and sunny Easter Sunday morning with his dad, Dan Stefanich of Dan Stef Outdoors and ready to head out for the early season hunt. “Kyle took a beautiful tom this morning... Read more »

Two big events are coming to Shabbona Lake

I’ve heard from Denny Sands recently and we talked about the upcoming events at Shabbona Lake in DeKalb county.  What I like about these events are that anyone can participate and it costs nothing to be part of it.  Denny shared the information. Get in on the fun.  These are prime times when a new... Read more »
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IL DNR Newsbits

The latest newsbits from the IL DNR just came out.   Here they are… Illinois Department of Natural Resources Newsbits for April 2012 2012 Illinois Licenses:  2012 Illinois hunting, fishing and sportsman’s combination licenses are required as of April 1.  The 2012 licenses are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR... Read more »

Shelbyville Fishing Report

Guide Steve Welch send me another fishing report from Lake Shelbyville.  This is one lake that is so popular to Chicagoland anglers and others from around the state.  It’s a great lake and should be on your 2012 go to fish list.  Here’s Steve’s report… The low overnight temps have almost completely stopped the shallow... Read more »