Tag: dan stefanich

Trophy Brown Trout in Milwaukee

When fishing the seawalls in December, you never know what you're going to hook into - like this ten-pound bull steelehead for example!
When the temperature drops below 30 degrees, open water fishing is usually the last thing on my mind. I’m typically sitting in a tree stand waiting for some venison to step into my shooting lane. But the fall and winter provides anglers with the opportunity for some spectacular in-shore fishing for trout and salmon on Lake... Read more »

Late Season Deer Hunting Success Favors the Well-Prepared

Late Season Deer Hunting Success Favors the Well-Prepared
Late season deer hunting in Illinois has it’s challenges.  If you have the right gear, pure grit and hard core determination then it’s another chance to top off the freezer with venison. My son Kyle was a little disappointed after the regular shotgun season. Passing on several small bucks, he still needed to put another... Read more »

Illinois Deer Report and Harvest Totals for Hunting Season

Illinois Deer Report and Harvest Totals for Hunting Season
The first half of the Illinois deer season provided hunters with a wide array of hunting conditions ranging from warm and windy to freezing and blizzardous. But the cold snap helped keep deer on their feet, and the rut was still on with lots of bucks still chasing does. With the help of these conditions,... Read more »
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Local Outdoor Writer Receives Awards in Excellence from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers

Local Outdoor Writer Receives Awards in Excellence from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers
I truly appreciate all of you who read my blog here on Chicago Now, and I want to humbly share some accolades I recently received. Here is the press release… Local outdoor writer Dan Stefanich recently garnered accolades from the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) for writing and photography excellence. Stefanich, a media... Read more »

Shrimp in Biloxi - A New Found Respect for My Favorite Appetizer

Nate gets his hands on a live shrimp. Good thing he already had breakfast, ha ha!
Before my recent trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, I only knew 2 things about shrimp — they come from the south, and they’re delicious when grilled. But on our vacation to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, my family and I had the chance to learn firsthand how incredible the shrimping industry is. We had an opportunity to... Read more »

Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information Now Available Online

Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information  Now Available Online
Press Release from Illinois Department of Natural Resources- Online applications for IDNR-managed sites begin Aug. 3 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2015-16 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online. Fourteen of the sites are... Read more »
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Monee Reservoir Offers Great Fishing and Fun for the Family

Monee Reservoir Offers Great Fishing and Fun for the Family
I recently took the family for a little day trip to the Monee Reservoir south of Monee in Will County. Managed by the Will County Forest Preserve, the park is a beautiful 195-acre facility that has a 46-acre lake loaded with stocked fish, and it’s all open to the public. There is plenty of accessible... Read more »

Who's Tougher — Deer Hunters or Waterfowl Hunters?

Tony Skobel from Southern Honkers Guide Service calls in some ducks.
When my 16-year-old son questioned whether or not I would go hang a deer stand in the rain, it got the wheels turning.  I wasn’t about to let a little rain keep me from getting out in the woods and hanging deer stands. Seriously?  In fact, I’ve never canceled a hunt a day in my... Read more »

Found more morels than you can eat? Here's a great tip to save them.

Found more morels than you can eat? Here's a great tip to save them.
Most shroomers I’ve talked to have had one of the best morel seasons in the past few years. But, even people that love  morels get tired of them after 3 weeks of eating them. So we’ve found a great way to “preserve” them so we can enjoy them at our summer cookouts . Here’s how:... Read more »
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