Posts in category "Outdoor News"

Latest reports and news

Latest reports and news
Here is the latest in outdoor news and reports that came to Illinois Outdoors.  If you have news, reports or photos, send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any 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... Read more »

Inland Trout Season Opens Soon

Inland Trout Season Opens Soon
The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced recently that the spring inland trout fishing season at Axehead Lake (Park Ridge), Belleau Lake (Park Ridge), Sag Quarry East (Lemont) and Green Lake (Calumet City) will be opening soon. About 500 pounds of rainbow trout for Sag Quarry East, 1,250 pounds for Axehead Lake, and 1,250 pounds... Read more »

Bald Eagle shot in Illinois - CPO's are looking for help

Bald Eagle shot in Illinois - CPO's are looking for help
The information below was received from Chris Young of the IL DNR. Unfortunately some have no respect for nature. If you have any information regarding the crime reported here, please assist the IL DNR Conservation Police. Illinois Conservation Police are seeking information about the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of a female... Read more »
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Reports and news

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Here’s the latest outdoor reports and news that I received.  If you have reports and photos to share, send to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any 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... Read more »

Big Spring Crappies Tips

Big Spring Crappies Tips
People can say that I’m quite lucky when it comes to fishing.  It’s not that I can catch big fish and lots of them at the drop of a hook.  No, that really isn’t the case.  There are many times when I’ve been skunked.   In that respect, I don’t think I am any different than... Read more »

Braidwood is open

Braidwood is open
The spring thaw has finally arrived and now we can fish the open water of Braidwood Lake. Seems like a long time since we’ve fished Braidwood Lake.  And it seems like winter has been here forever.  But it won’t last long now.  The first local power plant lake will be opened in about a week... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Photos

Outdoor News and Photos
Here’s the latest outdoor news along with some shared photos.  Got new?  Photos? If you want to share send them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. If you’re interested in receiving an email notification of all new Illinois Outdoors posts, subscribe below at the end of this post.  My mailing list is spam free, you’ll get no... Read more »

Avian Cholera Outbreak Earlier This Winter Claimed 300 Birds; Not a Threat to Overall Waterfowl Populations

Avian Cholera Outbreak Earlier This Winter Claimed 300 Birds; Not a Threat to Overall Waterfowl Populations
I received the following information from the IL DNR today regarding dead waterfowl being found by goose hunters.   It’s worth sharing. I do recall many times hearing about dead Canada Geese being found around Lake Sedgewick in Orland Park.  This has always been of big concern to local residents who walk the trail around the... Read more »

Outdoor News and Reports

Outdoor News and Reports
Got outdoor news?  Fishing Reports? Photos to share?  Send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Here’s the lastest….. Coffeen Lake Reopens after oil spill from Chris Young, IL DNR Coffeen Lake in Montgomery County was reopened to boating and fishing Tuesday afternoon, March 2, following the completion of an oil spill cleanup. The cleanup effort is complete on... Read more »
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Wild animals in unlikely places

Wild animals in unlikely places
We’re still waiting to hear about the wolf found dead in Morris, Illinois.  It’s an odd occurrence, but one thing is for sure; it is one of many wild animals found in unlikely places. Years ago when I worked for a living as a police officer I was directing traffic on Memorial Day out in... Read more »