Illinois Outdoors

  • A Talk with Dad

    April 7, 2021
    Larry Whiteley
    A Talk with Dad Was it the owls and crickets, or the stream flowing nearby…that brought dad back into mind? The old days and the days of today, there was love in both places, but so different. It’s something about campfire smoke in the morning at sunrise, it makes your eyes wanna cry. By Larry Whiteley    He ... Read More >>
  • Bass Bite Begins – Steelhead, Lake Trout and Browns offer Tough Bite in Lower Niagara River

    March 24, 2021
    Frank Campbell
    Bass Bite Begins - Steelhead, Lake Trout and Browns offer Tough Bite in Lower Niagara River Warm weather has encouraged anglers to visit waterways in boats and from shore. Lack of rain and runoff have allowed extremely clear water conditions – it’s a tough bite on those days. Lake trout, steelhead, brown trout and smallmouth bass have all been landed by fishermen, though.  Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for ... Read More >>
  • Firearm Industry Economic Impact RISES 232% since 2008

    March 18, 2021
    Dave Barus
    Firearm Industry Economic Impact RISES 232% since 2008 Total economic impact for the USA firearm and ammunition industry increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $63.5 billion in 2019. Some 342,330 full time jobs are supported by the firearm industry, averaging $56,400 each, in wages and benefits in our economy. Over 100 hundred million law-abiding Americans rely upon the firearms ... Read More >>
  • At Niagara Falls, USA – Steelhead Bite is Good, but use Long, Clear Leaders

    March 17, 2021
    Frank Campbell
    At Niagara Falls, USA - Steelhead Bite is Good, but use Long, Clear Leaders Niagara River is fishable, clear water and mild temps beckon to attract more angler action Longer fluorocarbon leaders help get Steelhead bites for boaters. Smaller Lake Ontario tributaries of Niagara County, NY are holding trout when weather allows shore angler access Fishing Forecast for March 17, 2021 from Destination Niagara USA Happy St. Patty’s ... Read More >>
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