Posts tagged "marseilles"

An Update on Illinois Department of Natural Resources Budget Cuts

Sunday afternoon, Marc Miller, Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, put up a simple post on his Facebook Page. No words, just a link to an article by Les Winkeler of The Southern. Les Winkeler does an excellent job of summarizing Millers comments that were given February 2nd during a two-hour public meeting... Read more »

Was a Perfect Day for a Squirrel Hunt

There was a sky blue sky. Virtually no wind. No leaves on the trees. The woods on the edges of my neighborhood, just a hundred feet or so away, were crawling with squirrels. I counted nine scampering about while hanging out front enjoying a slow smoke of a cheap cigar. But those are pets, we... Read more »

Prelude to a Squirrel Hunt

I stopped going out fishing at sunrise a few years ago when I noticed it didn’t matter. Either the fish were there or they weren’t, no different than any other time of the day. Yet, for some reason, I still feel the need to be out at sunrise to go for a squirrel hunt. I... Read more »
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A Past Squirrel Hunt in Three Parts: Part Three, the Descent Into Hell

. . . But when they stopped, usually on the side of a tree facing away from me, they may as well have vanished into thin air. I headed in the direction of the nest and spooked the squirrel from it’s hiding spot on the other side of a tree. As it ran higher into... Read more »

A Past Squirrel Hunt in Three Parts: Part Two, the Build Up

By the time December rolled around, I was beginning to believe that getting out again in 2007 just wasn’t going to happen. Finances had taken a nose dive once again. Round trip from my house to Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area used up the same amount of gas as one round trip to work.... Read more »

A Past Squirrel Hunt in Three Parts: Part One, the Set Up

I think I got out hunting twice in 2007, both to Marseilles State Fish and Wildlife Area. Twice is a far cry from the 25 or more trips per year just a few years ago. But things change for better and worse and you hope every day the worse parts are over with. Every morning... Read more »
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