Posts tagged "Carp"

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Illinois DNR News

This the latest news sent out by the Illinois DNR.  Many items need for you to act on soon. Apply Now for Resident Firearm/Muzzleloader Deer Permits:  Resident Illinois deer hunters can apply online through April 30 for the first lottery drawings for 2014 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader-only deer season permits through DNR Direct.  Just click... Read more »

On the Road Again! Radio Show to do remote broadcast at Bass Pro Bolingbrook

On the Road Again!  Radio Show to do remote broadcast at Bass Pro Bolingbrook
Yes, we’re on the road again.  The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be doing a remote broadcast at a special time, Saturday, March 8 from Noon to 2 PM at the Bass Pro Shops store in Bolingbrook as part of their annual Spring Classic. Jim DaRosa and I will be there interviewing many of... Read more »

Seeing Structure

A friend sent a link to me that was from the website.   It’s about photos from high tide and low tide. I find the photos quite interesting and helps prove the point that I’ve talked about in many seminars.   Take a look at the photos.  By clicking on each one you’ll see what the immediate... Read more »

Illinois Department of Natural Resources News

Highlighting IDNR programs and upcoming events for the month of DecemberTarget Hunger Now:  Hunters are encouraged to donate whole deer to the Illinois Sportsmen Against Hunger program – part of the IDNR ‘Target Hunger Now!’ initiative.  Participating meat processors turn the donated deer into ground venison for delivery to food banks and charities in Illinois. ... Read more »

Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot

Near State Record Carp taken at Director's Shoot
Just heard from Ed DeVries, President of the Bowfishing Assn. of Illinois.  Ed offers a great report from last weekends Director’s Shoot. We had some huge fish shot at last weekends Directors Shoot! I’m including a few pics from the shoot. One of the bighead was just 2 lbs shy of the state record at... Read more »

Bow Fishermen cited near the Midewin Tall Grass Prairie

As the president of the Bowfishing Association of Illinois, Ed DeVries has asked to share some information regarding fishing and bowfishing near the Midewin property outside of Wilmington. I am somewhat familiar with situations where the legal question came about regarding fishing from a boat in areas where it may be posted for No Trespassing.  ... Read more »

News from the IL DNR

I just received the latest update on news from the IL DNR.  Lots going on.  Check it out. ICF Raffle: Get your tickets now for the 2013 Illinois Conservation Foundation Raffle and help support ‘kids never pay’ youth programs at the Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center in Pecatonica, IL. Raffle tickets are $100 each or... Read more »

Fish Consumption Advisory

Fish Consumption Advisory
I am all for catch and release.  If you were able to get into my computer, you’d see file folder after file folder of sorted fish photos.  Catch “Photo” and Release is a good thing. I also am on the side of those who like to take home a fish or two for the dinner... Read more »

Bowfishing Assn of Illnois will be at the Illinois State Fair

The state fair is rapidly approaching and will start August 10th and run thru the 19th.  The Bowfishing Association of Illnomis (BAI) will have a great bowfishing display area and on water bowfishing range there as they team up with the IDNR in Conservation World. Right now we will only have the range in operation... Read more »