Posts tagged "Southern Illinois"

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 »

Lake of Egypt Bassin’

Lake of Egypt Bassin’
The weather has been up for grabs during January and is been cold.  As far as I’m concerned, I’m ready for warmer weather, warm water, and getting out of the house. For those who love to fish open water and want to get away from the ice and snow, one place where you can go... Read more »

Lake of Egypt Bassin'

Lake of Egypt Bassin'
The weather has been up for grabs during January and is been cold.  As far as I’m concerned, I’m ready for warmer weather, warm water, and getting out of the house. For those who love to fish open water and want to get away from the ice and snow, one place where you can go... Read more »
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2014 Pheasant Fest to be held in Milwaukee

2014 Pheasant Fest to be held in Milwaukee
The 2014 Pheasant Fest to be held in Milwaukee February 14 to 16 and arrangements have been made where the drive up is easier than you think. On February 15th Friends of Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area will be sponsoring bus trips to and from the Fest leaving from three locations. For $50... 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 »

Deer Harvest Numbers for Illinois

Deer Harvest Numbers for Illinois
Here are the harvest number for deer taken by archery hunters here in Illinois through Monday, November 11, 2013. Illinois archery deer hunters harvested a preliminary total of 36,645 deer. Preliminary harvest through the same period last year was 41,021. Rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday last week dampened efforts on those days, but harvest rebounded... Read more »
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Fishing and Hunting Reports

Fishing and Hunting Reports
 If you have a fishing or hunting report you’d like to share, send it to iloutdoors@comcast.net Send photos too. Pond Report by Ben Grant Its Ben from down the street. Crappie are hitting in my pond along with bass gills and a 10# cat on ultra-lite. My favorite time of year to fish. Fish bite... Read more »

Hunting season updates

Hunting season updates
Deer hunting in Illinois has opened earlier this month for archers.  And the upland hunting seasons open Nov. 2. The Illinois DNR has posted this year’s status reports on pheasant, quail, and rabbits on the IDNR website at this link: http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/uplandgame/Pages/PheasantQuailAndRabbitAnnualStatusReports.aspx Below you can see the numbers of deer harvested throughout Illinois listed county by... Read more »

Go Deep for Fall Crappies

Go Deep for Fall Crappies
It’s getting close to that time of year when the crappies will school up and relate to vertical structure.  In come cases, they will suspend in deep water making it as if they are relating to their own vertical column created by hundreds upon hundreds of fish. Lakes here in northern Illinois are loaded with... Read more »
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Tips on finding the King of the Treetops

Tips on finding the King of the Treetops
A story from friend Don Gasaway… Chasing this ghostly king of the treetops is a small game hunting challenge that requires careful planning.  All too often the quarry is underestimated.  In southern Illinois there is an abundance of squirrels and public land upon which to hunt them. A wise hunter will utilize information regarding the... Read more »