Archive for April 2015

World Record Turkey Taken Near Kentucky Lake - IT'S CONFIRMED!!!

World Record Turkey Taken Near Kentucky Lake - IT'S CONFIRMED!!!
It was confirmed today by the National Wild Turkey Federation that Cody Guess’ 37.6 pound wild turkey is the world’s largest wild turkey ever harvested.  It was taken in the State of Kentucky in Lyon County. Lyon County is located in the western part of the state between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, near Eddyville,... Read more »

Latest Reports and News

Latest Reports and News
I’ve been traveling lately to do TV shows for Illinois Outdoors TV.  While gone several reports and news bits have come in to share with you.  If you have news, reports and photos to share, send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’t blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your... Read more »

Pending World Record Turkey Taken Near Kentucky Lake

Pending World Record Turkey Taken Near Kentucky Lake
“It was on one of those picture perfect mornings.” said Cody Guess of Lyon County Kentucky. “Sunny, and very little wind. I killed the bird on our family farm…..” It wasn’t just any bird. It was not just any turkey harvested during a spring Kentucky turkey season. This was a turkey that may make it... Read more »
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Renew your boat's registration

Renew your boat's registration
I just used my boat for a recent fishing trip and while wiping it down at the end of the day, I noted that my boat registration for here in Illinois will expire in June of this year. As you may or may not have heard, the IL DNR is not sending out notices for... Read more »

Reports and news

Reports and news
Quite a few reports and news bits came to me in the last week.  Don’t forget that you too can share your reports and photos.  Send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’t blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create... Read more »

Second wolf found in Illinois?

Second wolf found in Illinois?
I recently heard from Chris Young, Communications Director for the IL DNR.   It’s thought that another wolf has been found here in northeastern Illinois. This one was found near Dwight, Illinois.   If you recall the last one found just outside of Morris in Grundy County.  FYI, Dwight is the next large town south of Morris... Read more »
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Exelon Charity Tournament has a few openings

Exelon Charity Tournament has a few openings
I’ve fished the Exelon Fishing for a Cure tournaments before and enjoyed every one that I participated in.  Unfortunately I’ll be out of town for this event.   It’s a fun tournament for a good cause. I just learned that there are a few openings left.  This is what Peggy Warnick from Exelon shared with me... Read more »

Latest IL DNR News

There’s a lot of news coming out from the IL DNR.  It’s worth sharing as you don’t want to miss out on applying for permits on time or getting in some seasonal fishing. Don’t miss any of Don’t blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box... Read more »

Reports and news

Reports and news
The weather is warming across the Midwest and with that more people are getting out to fish open water.   With that, more reports are coming in.  If you have a report and photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’t blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type... Read more »
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