Illinois Outdoors

  • NYS Hunters are Safe, Responsible, and Respectful in the Big Game Woods – Season Opens Saturday – Nov. 19, 2022

    November 17, 2022
    Dave Barus
    NYS Hunters are Safe, Responsible, and Respectful in the Big Game Woods - Season Opens Saturday - Nov. 19, 2022
    Hunter Orange or Pink is required when hunting with a firearm in NYS – NYS Hunting Accidents in 2021 are the LOWEST ON RECORD. NYS Hunter Education information: Basic Rules of Hunter Safety. Chautauqua County is among the highest deer harvest areas in NYS. NYS Whitetail Deer are 100 percent CWD-FREE. More than 200,000 ...
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  • Lock Horns with the Sun and Win 

    July 3, 2022
    Forrest Fisher
    Lock Horns with the Sun and Win 
    Hot Beach Day, 107 heat index…YOU NEED to chill with a cold beverage. Avoid sunstroke and heat exhaustion by staying hydrated. We found a lightweight carry-along friend to help ensure fun in the sun. By Forrest Fisher At 2 PM on July 2nd on a busy holiday weekend on a beach in Southwest ...
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  • Generations of Soldiers – Thank You!                   

    July 1, 2022
    Larry Whiteley
    Generations of Soldiers - Thank You!                   
    By Larry Whiteley It was the morning of July 4th. A truck with three men pulls into the marina. Their families were still sleeping at the lodge where they were all staying. They get out of the truck and tease each other about who will catch the most fish while unloading ...
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  • When do Illinois Ladies Bag a GIANT Triple-Spur Turkey?

    May 28, 2022
    Dawn Redner
    When do Illinois Ladies Bag a GIANT Triple-Spur Turkey?
    Answer: During the 2022 Illinois turkey hunting season! 25-pound bird, 12-inch beard, double-triple spurs…UNREAL. Full camo shotgun, full camo boots and garb, 25-yards, aim, squeeze, shot – BANG…BIRD DOWN. A surreal moment after harvest, it will last me FOR ALL TIME. By Dawn Redner, with Forrest Fisher The Illinois turkey season was open and, honestly, ...
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