Show & Go for this weekend includes the Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo in Peoria and waterfowl blind draws across the state.
Details on controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois for the coming season are out, reservations begin Aug. 7.
Nothing like a big Chinook salmon, king of Lake Michigan, to show that summer is here for Chicago fishing.
Fishing floods or high water is easier than fishing receding water, though there are recommendations for approaching receding water as a fisherman.
Lots of options–lakefront, ponds and lakes–exist for summer fishing other than flooded rivers in this sprawling, raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
The usual variety of notes around Chicago outdoors: fawn nursing a doe, nut jobs, Blanding’s turtle and signs of the popularity of bluegills.
Kevin Irons gives insight on how bighead and silver carp are being fought SW of Chicago to stop the advance toward Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.