Archive for February 2013

Illinois Outdoors reviews Honda's new BIG RED 4 X 4

Illinois Outdoors reviews Honda's new BIG RED 4 X 4
While I was up in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to test drive a new Honda BIG RED 4 x 4 ATV. Actually, as I read up on the vehicle, I found that they call the Big Red a MUV or a multipurpose utility vehicle.   I think they hit the nail on the... Read more »

Fun on the ice at Boulder Lake

Fun on the ice at Boulder Lake
Yes, it was a day of fun on the ice at Boulder Lake in Boulder Junction Wisconsin. I’ve been waiting a long time to head north and enjoy some time on the ice.   But when I learned that the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce was hosting the Frozen Tozen event, I couldn’t resist checking it... Read more »

Public recreation access in Illinois

A letter from IL DNR Director Marc Miller… Dear DNR constituents: Today at DNR headquarters, Governor Pat Quinn announced the use of dedicated capital funds for the acquisition of four new state-owned open spaces. Included in this first round of Openspace Land Trust (OLT) acquisitions, is a 410 acre parcel in western Pike County, which... Read more »
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14th Annual Fishing Flea Market scheduled

The 14th Annual Indoor Fishing Flea Market will be held on Saturday March 9 at the Rolling Meadows High School (2901 W. Central Road, Rolling Meadows).  This long running and popular event is sponsored by the Chicagoland Muskie Hunters and the RMHS Choral Boosters.  Flea market hours are from 8:AM-1:00PM. Seminars: 10:00 am-Cory Yarmuth of... Read more »

Fishing the Great Lakes of Williamson County

Fishing the Great Lakes of Williamson County
From fellow outdoor writer, Don Gasaway. Fishing is a proud pursuit of southern Illinois sportsmen and women as well as thousands of visitors each year.  In addition to numerous ponds and small lakes, the area is home to “The great Lakes of Williamson County. Each of them contains excellent size bass as well as other... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
Less than two days away and I’m headed for the Northwoods.  Ice fishing, Frozen Tozen, good eats, and visits with friends like Mark and Kris at the Forest Lake Country Store.   I’m staying at the Wildcat Lodge and will be pulling some of the big crappies out of Big Kitten Lake.  That will be fun. ... Read more »
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Big hunting weekend... after the seasons closed

Big hunting weekend...  after the seasons closed
Hunting after the season closes? Yes, it can be done if you hunt private clubs and they’re found all over in Illinois. This past weekend I was at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club in Forrest, IL hunting with Jim DaRosa of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show.  The weather was cool and crisp and the... Read more »

Braidwood tournament set for May 18

Braidwood tournament set for May 18
Carol Berggren’s mother enjoys looking at pictures from the 1960s, because she recognizes the people and places. When she looks at a picture of herself, she doesn’t know who it is. Like millions of Alzheimer’s patients, she often lives in her own world, which is wrenching for Carol and her brothers and sisters. “Watching this... Read more »

Here's your chance to win a tournament boat

Someone will win a new lake-ready bass boat valued at $33,000 and Berkley® Trilene® fishing line is making it easy. Beginning February 22, 2013, at the Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, anglers across the nation can enter to win the Berkley® Super Strong™ Trilene Tournament Boat. There’s nothing to buy, no hoops to jump through;... Read more »
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Do-it-yourself Venison Sticks

Let’s face it, venison sticks are the epitome of wild game snacks. I don’t know many people that don’t love them. The folks at Hi Mountain have a kit that can help anyone make their own sticks for a fraction of the price of going to the butcher. I’ve been grinding my own venison burger... Read more »