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With all the exciting hunting opportunities that now exist within the Illinois, few provide the heart-stopping thrill that comes when a colorful cock pheasant flushes within only a few feet of an unsuspecting...[Read More]
Nov. 30 marks the start of yet another of Illinois' many special deer seasons. This season, however, is for those dedicated hunters who prefer to harvest their deer using the firearms of our forefathers.This...[Read More]
It has been another disappointing season for Illinois fall firearm turkey hunters. And, some hunters are concerned that disappointing results from the annual fall firearm hunt may indicate tough times...[Read More]
Illinois hunters are blessed with plenty of rabbit hunting opportunities. Though some of the better hunting is found locally, rabbits can also be found in good numbers virtually anywhere quality habitat...[Read More]
Area deer hunters are sighting-in shotguns, gathering hunting gear and anxiously preparing for the biggest event on the Illinois hunting calendar - the annual season opener of the firearm deer hunt. The...[Read More]
Every once-in-awhile, I’ll recall one of my more memorable fishing trips. And, this particular outing with the so-called Fatman was one of those golden memories.As I recall, we hadn't been on the...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – Autumn brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and a new set of driving habits for Illinois motorists. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural...[Read More]
GRAFTON - The fourth annual River River Rat Catfish Classic attracted a good amount of competitors and ultimately records were established this past Saturday and Sunday in Grafton.The winners tallied ...[Read More]
Though the official arrival of autumn shows a slightly cooler change in weather trends, more anglers are taking advantage of the excellent fishing currently found at each of Illinois' three large Corps...[Read More]
Illinois youths will be heading afield next weekend (Oct. 7 thru 9) for the annual Illinois Youth Deer Hunt. Unfilled Youth Permits are also valid during the first weekend of the Firearm Deer Season Nov....[Read More]

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