Posts in category "Shooting sports"

Latest News and Reports Update - 30 December 2016

Latest News and Reports    Update - 30 December 2016
If you have outdoor news, photos or reports to share, please send to Outdoor News and Reports    Photos are at the end of the Blog   Local Pond Report by Ken HUSKER O’Malley This Week – Hey Don,  Our spring like temps (earlier this week) are not helping out the ice on area lakes. Some... Read more »

Hunting Season is Here...Save These Dates!

Squirrel hunting is a fantastic way to introduce kids to hunting.
As the acorns begin dropping, my thoughts quickly turn to the upcoming hunting seasons. Remember these important dates: Squirrel Hunting Season Opened August 1 Squirrel hunters are now the first guys in the woods. The season already opened August 1 and runs through February 15, 2012. Bag limit is 5 squirrels per day. The season... Read more »

Illinois Firearm Deer Harvest at 97,760

Illinois Firearm Deer Harvest at 97,760
The preliminary totals are in for the 2011 firearm deer season, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The harvest number is down slightly from the 2010 season. Illinois Firearm Deer Season Closes with Preliminary Harvest of 97,760  Deer Hunting Continues with Archery, Muzzleloader, Late-Winter/CWD Seasons SPRINGFIELD, IL – Firearm deer hunters in Illinois... Read more »

For deer slugs, Remington Sabots are right on the money

With shotgun deer season right around the corner, I took the opportunity this weekend to make sure my slug gun was still right on the money. Since I shoot a scoped shotgun, I always make it a practice to fire a few rounds to make sure the scope did not get bumped out of whack... Read more »

Video of shooting a cannon at outdoor writers conference

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Dan Stefanich of Dan Stef Outdoors ( and Contributing Outdoor Blogger at Illinois Outdoors gets to fire off a cannon during the Shooting Day at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers conference at Rathbun Lake in Iowa. While visiting the Steelclay Shooting Sports outdoor range in nearby Eddyville IA (phone – 641-969-4397) Dan was... Read more »