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Illinois Outdoors TV reviews 2015 Chevy Tahoe

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On a recent trip to Mercer Wisconsin I had the opportunity to use a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.  Chevrolet is a corproate member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.  I’m a member and on the Board of Directors. Having a working relationship with Chevrolet, I get to enjoy test drives on their tow... Read more »

Hobie Kayaks and Boats on Illinois Outdoors TV

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Earlier in May I attended the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Cast N Blast on Lake Chautauqua in New York. What a beautiful destination.  Many people think of only two things when you mention visiting New York; the Big Apple and Niagara Falls.  Well, believe it or not, New York State is a great... Read more »

Jerky... I like it

Jerky... I like it
I am asked to review many products.  They range from a fishing lure to driving a pickup truck or SUV.  Rods, reels, clothing items, and outdoor tools have been on the list.  Some I’ll check out, while others I’ll just say, Thanks but no thanks.” One rep company contacted me and asked if I’d like to... Read more »
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Illinois Outdoors TV Reviews New Chevrolet Treverse

My Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show partner Jim DaRosa and I are fortunate enough to be able to use and review some of the new GM vehicles throughout the year.  Tow vehicles, Pick Up Trucks and SUVs are of interest to outdoors enthusiasts and these are the vehicles we get to use when traveling to... Read more »

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 — a true outdoorsman's truck

The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71 pickup truck served us well on our deer hunt.
I’m busy in the fall— deer hunting, pheasant hunting, cutting firewood, and working. So when I had the opportunity to try out Chevy’s newest pickup truck for a couple weeks during hunting season, I put it to the test. Let’s start with deer hunting. The Chevy half-ton towed my ATV trailer with ease utilizing the... 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 »
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Illinois Outdoors TV reviews Garmin Delta Sport Dog Training Collars

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You’ve read about it in several posts that I have two German Shorthaired Pointers.  There’s no argument that these are great hunting dogs, however they are full spirited dogs.  They have a need for training and have responded very well to what we’ve done for the dogs. They are part of the family. Working with... Read more »

Gear for Gobblers

A turkey vest with Mossy Oak Obsession is number one on my list of "must-haves".
Killing a wild turkey is tough. I mean it takes more than savvy, preparation and experience, it takes good gear. Here’s my top five list of must-have pieces of turkey hunting equipment that will greatly improve your chance of putting a thunder chicken on the ground this season. 1. Turkey Vest Hunter Specialties makes a... Read more »

Illinois Outdoors reviews Honda's new BIG RED 4 X 4

Illinois Outdoors reviews Honda's new BIG RED 4 X 4
While I was up in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to test drive a new Honda BIG RED 4 x 4 ATV. Actually, as I read up on the vehicle, I found that they call the Big Red a MUV or a multipurpose utility vehicle.   I think they hit the nail on the... Read more »
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Do-it-yourself Venison Sticks

Let’s face it, venison sticks are the epitome of wild game snacks. I don’t know many people that don’t love them. The folks at Hi Mountain have a kit that can help anyone make their own sticks for a fraction of the price of going to the butcher. I’ve been grinding my own venison burger... Read more »