Don Dziedzina of Illinois Outdoors Inc., has been involved in the outdoors industry for over 40 years.
Don has written columns for numerous outdoor magazines and many local newspapers. For a couple years he wrote outdoor columns for the Chicago Tribune in the Sports section. Today, his columns are published in MidWest Outdoors and Adventure Sports Outdoors Magazines. He also produces outdoor news columns here in ChicagoNow, a blog owned by the Chicago Tribune.
Over 19 years ago Don began producing and hosting the Illinois Outdoors TV show. It airs now on Comcast, Insight, and MediaCom Cable having a reach of nearly 7 million viewers.
About 9 years ago he was asked by Jim DaRosa to join the staff of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show as co-host. Since then Jim and Don host the show that airs every week, simulcast on WCSJ AM 1550, WCSJ FM 103.1, WSPY FM 107.1, WSPY AM 1480, WSQR FM 93.5 and WSQR AM 1180.
On the Illinois Outdoors TV Show, Don always says, “Great Fishing (or hunting) is not that far away.” tm On the radio show they say “We fish, we hunt, we live the outdoors.” tm