Archive for March 2016

More shows added to TV Page

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Do you like to watch outdoor TV shows?   How about short snippits like the one posted here or ones on fishing tips? Well I just added more shows to the TV Page. Check out the Illinois Outdoors TV Page by clicking on the button at the top of this page or just CLICK HERE.

Heidecke Lake

Heidecke Lake
I remember the days when Heidecke was know as Collins Lake.  That’s putting a few years on me isn’t it?  That’s okay, because I can still enjoy the lake that offers bass, panfish, striper, walleye, catfish and muskie. Back then, Heidecke was a power plant lake that used the waters to cool down the electricity... Read more »

PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - March 31, 2016

PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - March 31, 2016
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, se,nd them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »
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Flashback to World Record Wild Turkey Taken In Kentucky - Spring of 2015

Flashback to World Record Wild Turkey Taken In Kentucky - Spring of 2015
“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…..” I was staying at the Kentucky Dam Village Resort on Kentucky Lake when I learned about Guess getting this big bird, a monster wild turkey. The... Read more »

Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance responds to new regulations in Minnesota

The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance offers its formal response to the Department of Natural Resources’ new fishing regulations for the 2016 season on Mille Lacs. “These new regulations only reinforce the reason we founded this non-profit organization,” said Jim DaRosa, the first President of the new 501(c)3 Alliance. “More than ever, we need to work... Read more »

Bow Fishing Association of Illinois Hosts River Clean Up Day

Bow Fishing Association of Illinois Hosts River Clean Up Day
The Bowfishing Association of Illinois will be hosting an Illinois River Spring Clean Up event at Starved Rock State Park on Saturday, April 23rd at 4 AM. Those who wish to participate are encouraged to bring their boat and fish barrels to fill with as much trash as can be collected.  Plastic, cans, old fishing... Read more »
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LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - March 8, 2016 - Updated

LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - March 8, 2016 - Updated
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »

I guess I'm in good company. Ike likes Hobie kayaks too!

I guess I'm in good company.  Ike likes Hobie kayaks too!
I guess I’m in good company.   I have two Hobie Pro Angler Kayaks.   I love em.   And I just learned that Mike likes Hobies too. Mike Iaconelli is the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. And now he has teamed up... Read more »

Frozen Tozen Ice Fishing Tournament Results

Shirley and her fish
The 8th Annual Boulder Junction Frozen Tozen, held on Saturday, February 20th, was a great event thanks to the support of all our sponsors, donators, volunteers and participants. The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is very grateful to all who were involved in making this event fun for our community and visitors which is a... Read more »
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