Archive for August 2016

Outdoor News and Reports August 25, 2016

Outdoor News and Reports August 25, 2016
If you have  any outdoor news, reports or photos you’d like to share, please send to iloutdoors@comcast.net Outdoor News for August 25, 2016   Photos are at the end of this Post. Chicago River Report by Pat Harrison Last week was a hot one surface temps in the mid eighties most of the week with... Read more »

Latest Reports and News August 19, 2016

Latest Reports and News    August 19, 2016
If you have any outdoor news, fishing or hunting reports or photos you’d like to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Latest Reports and News    August 19, 2016      (Photos are at the end of this post) Chicago River  Report by Pat Harrison  Chicago River Report Last week was a tough week on the River some fish... Read more »

Dove Hunting Season Soon to Open

Weekly Outdoor Column by Don Dziedzina for Augu This fall’s dove hunting season is a couple of weeks away. It is estimated that there are 475 million dove in North America and about 40 to 70 millions are harvested by hunters each year.  Illinois harvests average about 19 million.  The numbers are staggering for sure.... Read more »
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Dan Stefanich Joins Clam Outdoors as New Director of Marketing

Dan Stefanich Joins Clam Outdoors as New Director of Marketing
No one could be happier than me when the news came out regaring Dan Stefanich getting a position at Clam Outdoors.  I’ve worked with Dan for many years.  He’s been on my Illinois Outdoors TV Show many times and started his blogging here at ChicagoNow posting on my page.   Now he can read on... Read more »

Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo in Bloomington Opens Today!

The 26th annual Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo, the state’s premier consumer expo for hunting and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts presented by Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, is returning to Bloomington, Ill., for three days of all things deer and turkey hunting Aug. 12-14 at the Interstate Center at the McLean County Fairgrounds. A... Read more »

Latest News and Reports August 11, 2016

Latest News and Reports  August 11, 2016
If you have any outdoors news, fishing or hunting reports, or photos you want to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. LATEST NEWS AND REPORTS  (PHOTOS AT THE END OF THE BLOG) Lake Geneva Photos In the Photo Gallery are some photos of Vince Renella with some big Bass  that he caught at Lake Geneva recently.... Read more »
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Pool #8 of the Mississippi River

Pool #8 of the Mississippi River
I really enjoy exploring new fishing destinations.  Last weekend a buddy of mine, Roger Wright of Tinley Park and I drove up to La Crosse, Wisconsin to fish pool #8 of the Mississippi River.  What a beautiful area it is and the fishing there was pretty good too This was my first visit to pool... Read more »

News Bits from the IL DNR

Firearm Deer Permits:  Permit applications will be accepted until Aug. 19 for the third lottery drawing for 2016 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits.  For details, check the IDNR website at www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/deer. Resident Archery Deer Permits:  Resident combination and antlerless-only archery deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors. Find a vendor... Read more »

Illinois Conservation Foundation Hall of Fame Class of 2016

  The Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame is welcoming three individuals with lifelong interests in outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy. James Grandt, Jim Scheer and Les Winkeler have been selected from among dozens of nominees submitted by citizens from throughout Illinois for induction as the Class of 2016 for the Illinois Outdoors Hall of Fame. The... Read more »
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