Tag: Cedar Lake

Panfish Tips for Spring

Panfish Tips for Spring
I enjoy the winter.  Hunting, ice fishing (when I can) and the outdoor shows are all great.  It all makes the cold weather season pass quickly.  But I’d like to share with you that one of the favorite pastimes for me and so many others is going after panfish.  With that in getting ready for... Read more »

Aaron and Denny Sands do opening seminar at the Schaumburg Show

Aaron and Denny Sands do opening seminar at the Schaumburg Show
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LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - January 13, 2016

LATEST PHOTOS, REPORTS AND NEWS - January 13, 2016
If you have any reports, news or photos to share, send them to iloutdoors@comcast.net. Don’t miss any of Don’s blogs, outdoor news , stories, or reports from Illinois Outdoors. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any... Read more »
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Outdoor News and Photos

Outdoor News and Photos
Here’s the latest outdoor news along with some shared photos.  Got new?  Photos? If you want to share send them to me at iloutdoors@comcast.net. If you’re interested in receiving an email notification of all new Illinois Outdoors posts, subscribe below at the end of this post.  My mailing list is spam free, you’ll get no... Read more »

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My Illinois Outdoors blog is here for you. When I started blogging for ChicagoNow several years ago, I found that this was an avenue for me to bring information to outdoorsmen and women. As an outdoor writer I receive tons of press information regarding the outdoors. News releases, press info on products, photos and reports.... 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 »
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Fish Consumption Advisory

Fish Consumption Advisory
I am all for catch and release.  If you were able to get into my computer, you’d see file folder after file folder of sorted fish photos.  Catch “Photo” and Release is a good thing. I also am on the side of those who like to take home a fish or two for the dinner... 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 »

Fishing Reports from around Illinois

Ken O’Malley aka Husker sent over a report with a couple photos. Hey Don,  I heard you are on another trip. Hope fishing is good.  I’ve been hitting local ponds after work and have been getting good numbers. During the rapid warmup, lipless crankbaits were producing average size bass by ripping them over emerging weeds.... Read more »
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Day two with a guide in Southern Illinois

Steve from New Lenox shows off a bass he caught while he fished with Southern Illnois Guide Ron DaRosa this past weekend. Quite a few bass were caught under tough conditions. Ron DaRosa just finished up two day guide trip with a client from the Chicagoland Area.  Here’s what Ron had to say…. Spent the... Read more »