Archive for December 2013

Photos from Feb 1 TV Show on Crappie Fishing

An encore presentation of Illinois Outdoors TV Show Episode 243 will air on February 1 at 8 AM on Comcast, and Insight Cable, Total Living Network, channel 138.   It will aslo show that week on TV 17 Outdoors on MediaCom Cable.  This is the show where my daughter Lisa and I went crappie fishing on... Read more »

Fishing and Hunting reports

Fishing and Hunting reports
Shabbona Lake Ice Report from Ken O’Malley Hey Don, Hit the ice on Shabbona yesterday. Ice is at 4 inches with another 1/2 inch to inch of frozen slop on top. I focused mainly on brush piles in 14 fow. I managed good numbers of crappie and bluegill with a bonus bass. All fish were... Read more »

We have safe ice

We have safe ice
Usually ice that is four inches thick is considered safe ice. Neilson’s Channel off the Fox River north of Barrington had four to five inches of ice two weeks ago. Now it has about seven inches. Chicagoland ice anglers who have been so anxious to start drilling holes are now catching panfish and perch. Jerry... Read more »
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources News

Highlighting IDNR programs and upcoming events for the month of DecemberTarget Hunger Now:  Hunters are encouraged to donate whole deer to the Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger program – part of the IDNR ‘Target Hunger Now!’ initiative.  Participating meat processors turn the donated deer into ground venison for delivery to food banks and charities in Illinois. ... Read more »

Northwoods News

Northwoods News
It’s winter time. There’s a chill in the air, snow on the ground and even though our Chicagoland area seems to mirror the Northwoods of Wisconsin, there’s nothing like the real thing.  This is the time of year to be up north.  It’s so quiet you can almost hear a snowflake fall.  Snowmobiling, ice fishing,... Read more »

Fishing and Hunting reports and some photos

Fishing and Hunting reports and some photos
Here are some of the fishing and hunting reports that were recently received along with a few photos for the gallery.  If you have a fishing or hunting report, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net.  Send photos as well. Rend Lake Fishing Report by Randy Cordray – Natural Resource Specialist, US Army Corps of Engineers SPECIES RATING... Read more »
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Firearm Deer Season Preliminary Harvest Totals 74,191

Firearm Deer Season Preliminary Harvest Totals 74,191
Firearm deer hunters in Illinois took a preliminary total of 74,191 deer during the seven-day firearm deer season on Nov. 22-24 and Dec. 5-8, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today.  This year’s preliminary firearm season harvest total compares with the 99,546 deer taken during the 2012 firearm season. The preliminary second-season (Dec.... Read more »

Successful hunts require great optics- Hawke Optics Sport-HD Scope

I mounted a scope on my deer slug gun in 1986. Back then, scopes were only used on rifles, so I received some funny looks from most traditional open-sight gun deer hunters. Today, scoped slug guns have pretty much become the standard for shotgun deer hunting. I recently upgraded my fifteen-year-old son’s 870 Wingmaster with... Read more »

Fishing & Outdoor Radio to do LIVE remote on opening night at the Schaumburg Show

Fishing & Outdoor Radio to do LIVE remote on opening night at the Schaumburg Show
Open water is several months away, but you can experience a boatload of fishing-related fun at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, held at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL from January 23-26, 2014.  And the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be broadcasting live on the show’s opening night, Thursday January 23rd... Read more »
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My top 20 moments in 2013 as posted on Facebook

So I’m buzzing through my Facebook page and note on the left side that I can review my top 20 moments for 2013.  Now how they pick these out I don’t know.  Maybe most views?  I can determine that it’s got nothing to do with most LIKES. Either way I was pleased to see that... Read more »