Archive for October 2012

Chicagoland Muskie Hunters November meeting info

Join the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc.  for their next meeting Tuesday  November 13.   Speaker/topic – Home Cookin’ with Steve Statland (Chi Muskie Show Producer) and “Viking” John Ryan.   Best part is FREE PIZZA!! The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at... Read more »

Illinois Outdoors reviews a New Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

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On a recent trip to Boulder Junction Wisconsin I was able to test drive a new Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. I never drove a Hybrid vehicle before and this was a good experience.  Gas mileage was good, it was s smooth ride and as a tow vehicle, this Tahoe Hybrid had  no problem towing my boat.... Read more »

Strike King introduces New 10XD crankbaits

Upon its recent notoriety in conjunction with a FLW tournament win and the subsequent buzz surrounding it, Strike King Lure Company is now prepared to unleash their newest monster bass catcher to the world.   Allow us to introduce you to the Strike King 10XD! Big bass are known to eat big baits. Coincidentally, bass anglers... Read more »
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IL Conservation Foundation's Annual Pheasant Hunt

IL Conservation Foundation's Annual Pheasant Hunt
Mark Spangler, Illinois Conservation Foundation Executive Director reminds outdoorsmen and women to not miss the ICF’’s 18th Annual Rend Lake Pheasant Hunt, November 11 – 13, 2012.  This year’s hunt is in memory of longtime ICF board member – and friend – the late Kim Presbrey.    The event includes dinner, incredible door prizes and... Read more »

5 Cents tax on every round of firearm ammunition in Cook County?

5 Cents tax on every round of firearm ammunition in Cook County?
There is a taxation proposal on the table for Cook County.  According to Sec. 74-668. Tax Imposed, Rates, the following tax can be put on firearms and ammunition. Firearm Tax Rate.   A tax is hereby imposed on the retail purchase of a firearm as defined in this article in the amount of $25.00 for each... Read more »

Oak Lawn High School Spartan Fishing Tournament a Success

Oak Lawn High School Spartan Fishing Tournament a Success
From Chris Kuchyt , bass fishing coach at Oak Lawn High School.   Good job man.  What a great opportunity for the kids at OLHS. Hi Guys – I hope all is well with you.  Our tournament was a great success.    We had 45 boats take part in the tournament (48 boats registered) form 23... Read more »
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Illinois' Archer Deer numbers

Illinois' Archer Deer numbers
From Paul Shelton, Manager – Forest Wildlife Program,  IDNR. Through Sunday, October 21, 2012, Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 15,401 deer.  Last year’s preliminary harvest for the same period was 15,185, and the five-year average for 2007-2011 was 15,617. Harvest to date (for all weeks) consists of 67% does and 33%... Read more »

Hobie Cat Company Announces Partners for Second Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship

Hobie Cat Company Announces Partners for Second Annual Hobie Fishing World Championship
Sponsors for the upcoming second annual Hobie Fishing World Championship reads like a who’s who of the fishing world.  Hobie Cat Company is teaming up with Daiwa® and Lowrance® Electronics as the “Worlds” comes to Austin, Texas, November 4-9, 2012.  Both visionary companies were instrumental in the 2011 Port Macquarie, Australia inaugural event that helped... Read more »

Great fall fishing trip up north with my daughter

It was another great trip for me.  The fishing was good, but better still, I was able to spend some quality time with my daughter Lisa in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. We just spent a week in Boulder Junction.  Our stay was at the Wildcat Lodge and for a week, we fished Wildcat, Big and... Read more »
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Kids Go Nuts for Squirrel Hunting

Kyle Stefanich, Logan Stefanich and Matt Hayden celebrate after an October squirrel hunt. Squirrel hunting is a great way for kids to learn core hunting fundamentals.
With all of the acorns on the ground, the squirrels are putting in some serious overtime on their nut collecting. Squirrel season is in full swing, and now is a great time to get a crack at some of these bushy-tailed tree dwellers. We’ve got plenty of gray squirrels here in Will County as well... Read more »