Archive for August 2012

How to Call Ducks into Range

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Duck hunting is around the corner and it’s time that all waterfowlers dust off their calls and start practicing.  If you want to be successful in the duck blind, it will be your calling that makes the difference between getting your limit and not. There’s nothing more frustrating than to have ducks hover over your... Read more »

Oak Lawn High School hosts fishing tournament on October 13

Oak Lawn High School hosts fishing tournament on October 13
The Oak Lake High School Spartan Fishing Team will host a High School Bass Fishing Tournament on October 13. Last year the excitement was running high for over 120 high school anglers from across northern Illinois who assembled at the Des Plaines Conservation Area. Rayjus Outdoors, Unique Bassmasters and Spartan Fishing Team, partnered together to... Read more »

NEW Illinois Crossbow Season

The long-anticipated open crossbow archery season officially opens December 3, 2012 and runs through January 20, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn recently signed legislation allowing expanded use of crossbows during the Illinois archery deer and fall archery wild turkey hunting seasons. Now,  a legally permitted archery hunter may use a crossbow starting the second Monday following... Read more »

Hunting Season is Here...Save These Dates!

Squirrel hunting is a fantastic way to introduce kids to hunting.
As the acorns begin dropping, my thoughts quickly turn to the upcoming hunting seasons. Remember these important dates: Squirrel Hunting Season Opened August 1 Squirrel hunters are now the first guys in the woods. The season already opened August 1 and runs through February 15, 2012. Bag limit is 5 squirrels per day. The season... Read more »

Northwoods News

Looking at the calendar while reading the September Forest Lake Country Store Newsletter, I note that my next visit to the Northwoods is just a bit more than a month away.  I thought that I was excited about the trip but my daughter Lisa is even more excited. Last year she and I were up... Read more »

Conservation Village at the Du Quoin State Fair

I’ve been to the Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  It was great.  I even shot a TV show for Illinois Outdoors TV there with IL DNR Director Marc Miller.  What a great education on the outdoors one can get by a visit to Conservation World. But I must tell you that... Read more »

Get a college education in hunting and fishing

Get a college education in hunting and fishing
The many activities of the Southern Illinois Hunting & Fishing Days celebration are both educational and fun. The 25th annual celebration on September 22-23, 2012 will draw some 30,000 participants to the campus of John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL. The family friendly event is free and includes free parking. To the casual observer,... Read more »

Facebook Fan Photos on KVD's Boat

Facebook Fan Photos on KVD's Boat
Kevin VanDam will be fishing the Ramada Championship on Lake Oneida in Syracuse, New York in a NITRO Z-9 boat just like he always does at every Elite Series event. Only this time, his boat wrap will be totally unique. The newly designed NITRO/Bass Pro Shops wrap will feature a design of more than 5,629... Read more »

12 new model projects begin shaping the Millennium Reserve

August 16, 2012. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin joined state and local officials and organizations in Chicago to announce 12 new Millennium Reserve conservation projects that will further the mission of transforming the Calumet Region of Chicago into a one-of-a-kind public destination that protects and enhances natural ecosystems, supports healthy... Read more »

Tony Roach video fishing report and tips

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Tony Roach has been a guest on the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show a couple times and he’s always doing well on lakes like Mille Lacs.   He sent over this video on fishing for walleye which I think my readers will enjoy. On Labor Day week, Jim DaRosa and I will be hosting a nice... Read more »