Archive for January 2013

A new way to trick out your firearm

Gun skins are available in a variety of patterns, and are custom cut to fit most modern shotguns and rifles..
Twenty years ago, I thought it would be cool to camouflage my gun. This was before camo patterns were mass produced and offered as an option for new firearms. In addition to making my gun a part of my concealment for deer and turkey hunting, I figured the covering would also protect it against the... Read more »

Chicagoland Muskie Hunters meeting info

The Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc. meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Park Ridge VFW (Higgins and Canfield) at 7:30. Meetings feature top speakers, fishing reports, favorite lake presentations by our members, muskie info sharing, door prizes and raffles. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Contact Dean at 847-677-0017 or by... Read more »

ASA Fishing Show hits Grand Slam

Pro Angler Kevin Van Dam joins Don Dziedzina and Jim DaRosa for the remote radio show broadcast of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo.
The Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo opened on Thursday at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio show and I were there to do a special remote broadcast of our radio show for the American Sport Fishing Association on their opening night. Being there all day we, as well... Read more »
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Walk on Water Ice Benefit Postponed

Due to unsafe ice, the Walk on Water Ice fishing Benefit has been postponed for Saturday, January 26. I was informed that the Village of Wauconda has pulled the permits for people getting on Bangs Lake. Pat Harrison who works with the staff for Walk on Water said that the event may be rescheduled, however... Read more »

Getting your boat ready for the water

Getting your boat ready for the water
Do you want to operate your boat safely and effectively this year?  You need some preparation for the upcoming season.  It is not difficult, but necessary.  It might even save money in the long run. Just because a boat sits idle all winter does not mean that nothing happens to it.  Moisture collects, fuel can... Read more »

Walk on Water Ice Benefit

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund is scheduled to host the 9th Annual WALK ON WATER Charity Ice Fishing Derby on Bangs Lake in Wauconda, Illinois. Online registration is now open! If you would like to register/donate to the Andrea Lynn Cancer Fund, there are still many families in our local... Read more »
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New Outdoor Show coming to Chicago

There’s a new outdoor show coming to Chicago, the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel and Outdoor Expo.  It will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center. What many people will like is that this show will be the closest thing to the old outdoor shows of the 80′s when a visitor can see all the new gear... Read more »

Still want to hunt deer?

Do you still want to hunt deer this winter?   For those who do, here’s some reminders. Late-Winter and CWD Deer Seasons Concluding:  County permits for the final segment of the 2012-2013 Late-Winter Firearm Antlerless-only Deer Season and the CWD Deer Season are available over the counter (OTC) through DNR Direct license and permit vendors.  The... Read more »

Illinois DNR Newsbits for January 2013

Chicago Outdoor Sports Show:  Stop by and visit with IDNR staff and Conservation Police officers, and buy your 2013 licenses, at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources booth during the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, at the Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, January 23-27.  For more show information: www.chicagosportsmenshow.com/ Late-Winter and CWD Deer Seasons Concluding:  County... Read more »
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Newsbits for January 2013

Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet:  Tickets are now available for the annual Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet, the evening of Thursday, Jan. 31 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Proceeds from the Hall of Fame Banquet assist in funding Illinois Conservation Foundation youth scholarships. For reservations or more information, contact the Illinois Conservation... Read more »