Archive for August 2010

Construction Project to Restore Habitat

This just came in… Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge Initiates A partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Illinois Conservation Foundation and Ducks Unlimited, Inc will enhance wetland habitat on the Wilder Tract of Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge, in Fulton County. Project construction began on August 23 and is expected to last 4 to 6... Read more »

Kane County Pheasants Forever fall banquet

This just came in… Kane County Pheasants Forever Fall Banquet Announcement Batavia, IL –  The Kane County Pheasants Forever chapter has announced that it will be holding its 3rd annual fund raising banquet on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010. This event will once again be held at The Lincoln Inn of Batavia located at 1345 S. Batavia... Read more »

All roads lead to Carterville

Southern Illinois’ Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days is right around the corner.  It’s time to make plans for a short road trip down south to enjoy this great event.  Read here what came over from the Williamson County Tourism Bureau… For the past 23 years, families have traveled to the campus of John... Read more »

Visit Conservation Village at DuQuoin State Fair

This just came in from the IL DNR.  Visit the fair and Conservation Village.  It’s a lot like Conservation World at the State Fair and don’t forget to bring the kids… Fishing Programs, Outdoor Recreation Information Featured at Fair DUQUOIN, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) invites visitors to the DuQuoin State... Read more »

New for 2011 - PENN Allegiance Inshore Rods

For our local anglers who get to do some saltwater fishing, this just came in from PENN and I’d like to share it with you… For Chasing and Catching Shallow Saltwater Brutes Inshore fishing is certainly challenging and accurate lure placement and retrieve, delicate and subtle bites and solid hook sets are just part of... Read more »

Getting the kids outdoors

I took my nephew Jerod out to a local forest preserve lake this week.  I brought along my Hobie Pro Angler boats and let him run one on his own.  It’s a great way to get any youngster outdoors. After about a 10 minute orientation on how the Hobie works he picked up on it... Read more »

The August AuCoin Report

I just recevied the The AuCoin Report – August 2010… News Briefs from the Great Outdoors Wolves endangered? Then should feds pay?If the feds are going to make game management decisions then the feds need to fund it. That’s the official position of Idaho fish and Game Commission since a federal judge returned gray wolves... Read more »

A Three Rivers Report

Marques Green who works in the tackle deptartment at the Bolingbrook Bass Pro Shop loves fishng this area and sharing some good information.  Here’s his latest report… Three Rivers area Fishing Report Aug 17, 2010 !! Water temps on the Des Plaines is  82- 90 + degrees in sum areas ! Kankakee River was 79-... Read more »

Volunteers Honored at Conservation World

From the IL DNR…. SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is honoring eight individuals and three groups as Outstanding Volunteers of the Year for service to Illinois citizens and visitors through volunteer efforts on behalf of the IDNR.  The awards will be presented during a ceremony in Conservation World at the... Read more »

A Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature

This came in from the ILDNR…. IDNR, Chicago Wilderness, City of Chicago Department of Environment, Openlands, and The Field Museum to Host Forum on Parks, Open Space and Nature August 30th session will let Federal officials hear ideas from the public on open space, recreation, conservation and ways to link people (especially youth and children)... Read more »