Archive for August 2012

Fishing from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores AL

A few weeks back when we were in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama, Jim DaRosa and I got to see and do a lot of things that are of interest to the outdoorsmen and women who visit the area. On one day we took some time to visit the Gulf State Park Pier.  The were quire a few... Read more »

IDNR Announces 2012-13 Waterfowl Season Dates

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today announced proposed waterfowl season dates and bag limits for the 2012-13 seasons.  The recommendations include 60-day duck seasons in each of the state’s four waterfowl hunting zones, along with Canada goose hunting seasons of 90 days in the North and Central zones, a 83-day Canada goose season in... Read more »

Tips for catching fall crappies

Tips for catching fall crappies
Larry Whiteley is an avid angler and radio show host. for Bass Pro shops.   One thing that I can count on from Larry is some great fishing trips to share.  Many of them Larry records and sends them to me for use on our own radio show.   Sharing information is what it’s all about.   Here,... Read more »
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Fishing Reports... And photos

Jeff "Big Dog" Novak with a nice Calumet River Bass.
I have a few photos from my last trip to the Calumet River.  I fished with Jeff “Big Dog” Novak.   Jeff is one of the pro staff members of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show and has helped me often with the Illinois Outdoors TV Show. I was quite surprised how much duckweed was... Read more »

Calling all Catfishermen (and women)

Calling all Catfishermen (and women)
What’s always fun is getting out on Shabbona Lake, be it from a boat or fishing off the banks.  Coming next week, on Saturday, August 18th anyone fishing the lake can participate in their Catfish Open. The Catfish will be King for the Day! Concock your best stink bait, brew up your best chicken liver receipt... Read more »

Is eating lion meat wrong? What about a cow?

Is eating lion meat wrong?   What about a cow?
Taste & See is the name of a restaurant in Wichita, Kansas.   I’ve never dined there.  Actually, I’ve been to Kansas but never Wichita. None the less, I’ve been getting emails telling me that on August 14th, Taste & See will be offering a $160.00 per person exotic meats dinner.  Okay folks here’s your chance... Read more »
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Bowfishing Assn of Illnois will be at the Illinois State Fair

The state fair is rapidly approaching and will start August 10th and run thru the 19th.  The Bowfishing Association of Illnomis (BAI) will have a great bowfishing display area and on water bowfishing range there as they team up with the IDNR in Conservation World. Right now we will only have the range in operation... Read more »

IL DNR News for August 2012

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Newsbits for August 2012 Grand American: The IDNR welcomes trapshooters and shooting sports enthusiasts from around the world to Sparta, Illinois and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for the annual Amateur Trapshooting Association Grand American Trapshooting Championships, Aug. 8-18. For more information on this premier shooting sports event, go... Read more »

Photos show that fishing has been good up north

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.   Well, when you get several thousand, its quite a story that’s told. Good friend of mine, Todd Gessnee of Todd Gessner Outdoors is a guide out of the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction Wisconsin.  This is a great fishing vacation destination that’s about 6 hours north... Read more »
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Photos show that fishing has been good up north

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.   Well, when you get several thousand, its quite a story that’s told. Good friend of mine, Todd Gessnee of Todd Gessner Outdoors is a guide out of the Wildcat Lodge in Boulder Junction Wisconsin.  This is a great fishing vacation destination that’s about 6 hours north... Read more »