The House Appropriations Committee today voted for an Interior Appropriations bill that slashes funding for conservation and continues a month-long assault on Clean Water Act protections for healthy wetlands, clean streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. The deep funding cuts approved in the bill will undermine conservation, public land management, and the outdoor... Read more »
Perfect weather and water conditions for a musky fisherman turned the muskies on June 23 and 24 in the PMTT Mercury Marine`s Summer Challenge on the Eagle River Chain of Lakes in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Mother Nature yielded a water temperature around 74 degrees which is prime for feeding muskies and air temps also in... Read more »
Exelon Generation’s Braidwood Station teamed with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and three local bass clubs (American Bass Anglers, Bass PAC and NBAA) to purchase and deploy artificial habitats at Braidwood Lake. Illinois Outdoors TV was there too to video tape the deployment and get interviews with key personnel. This is the sixth... Read more »
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced deer hunting season dates and revisions in the state’s Late-Winter Antlerless-Only Deer Season for the upcoming 2012-13 seasons. Later this year, the IDNR wildlife division will be seeking public input as it continues to look for ways to improve Illinois’ deer management program. Season Dates The... Read more »
Fly fishing is fun. I’ve never tried it for trout fishing in a stream, nor have I ever attempted to go after some big fish as so many fly fishing anglers do. For me, it’s a small spider fly on the local ponds. It’s fun. I just got a new fly rod and am anxious... Read more »
Yes, it surely is. Every body of water we fished there were loons. Saw quite a few on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, and there was at least a pair on all other lakes that we fished near Mercer Wisconsin. Dan Stefanich of Dan Stefanich Outdoors and I headed north last week to tape a TV... Read more »
The Thursday, June 14 speaker for the Riverside Fishing Club is Dan Makauskas, Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Riverside Fishing Club meets at the 900 S Lagrange,Lagrange , IL 60525. Meeting start at 7 PM.