Archive for November 2013

The Rock River

The Rock River
During the dog days of summer, those who love to fish are always looking for a new hot spot.  There is one that I learned about and it just gets better and better as the fishing season seems to be shutting down.  But I’m not talking about bass, walleye or muskie fishing.  I’m talking catfishing... Read more »

Hunting, bonding, good times

Hunting, bonding, good times
On Sunday, my daughter Lisa and I had the opportunity to bond in the outdoors during a hunt at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club. Its good to be in the outdoors with your kids but don’t wait as long as I did.  When you’re children are old enough to hunt or fish, get them outdoors... Read more »

Fishing and Hunting Reports

Fishing and Hunting Reports
 If you have a fishing or hunting report you’d like to share, send it to iloutdoors@comcast.net Send photos too. Pond Report by Ben Grant Its Ben from down the street. Crappie are hitting in my pond along with bass gills and a 10# cat on ultra-lite. My favorite time of year to fish. Fish bite... Read more »
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Early Whitetail Rut in Illinois?

Check out the neck on this brute! Rick Drapak arrowed this giant 10-point last weekend. It field dressed at over 250 pounds.
As I recall in 2011, the whitetail rut came early, and it looks to repeat that trend again this year. Reports from several bowhunters are backing up this projection. In addition to the physical attributes like this buck arrowed by my buddy Rick Drapak last Saturday night, there have been quite a few sightings of... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
A week ago my daughter Lisa and I returned from our annual trip to the Northwoods.  While we were up there, we took one morning to visit Mark and Kris at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O Lakes Wisconsin. It’s always good to visit friends while up there and it was good to... Read more »