Wild of the Week (cranes): Field Notes & calender

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NOTE: I think am going to try to post the weekly Field Notes from the Sunday Sun-Times outdoors page in this format. Any suggestions let me.


Margo Sliwa messaged the photo at the top of cranes from Chain O’Lakes State Park on Aug. 10 and added, “Thought you might enjoy.’’ Yes.

Wild of the Week, a celebration of wildlife around Chicago outdoors, runs on the Sun-Times outdoors page on Sundays when apt.

To submit WOTW, find me on Twitter (@BowmanOutside), Facebook (Dale Bowman) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).



Sept. 25-26: Arlington Heights, huntsafely.webs.com

Sept. 25-27: Elburn, phil-joanne@juno.com

Sept. 26-27: Oak Forest, Karen Perritano (708) 687-8882 . . . Essex, (815) 458-3568


Thursday: Northwest Suburban banquet, Cotillion Banquets, Palatine. Contact Jeff Lanaghan, (630) 258-5273


Wednesday: Bill Sutton on success in walleye tournament trails, Walleyes Unlimited, Gurnee American Legion, 7 p.m., walleyesunlimitedusa.org


File photo of a wild turkey and its beard. Credit: Dale Bowman

Dale Bowman

Monday: Deadline, fall wild turkey shotgun permits, dnr.Illinois.gov/hunting/turkey


E: “Yup- our CPO has had calls. One breeder lost 17 and another 10. Numerous farmers calling in. Here we go again.’’ Deer activist emailing on reports once again of epizootic hemorrhagic disease Illinois’ prime deer area in west-central counties

A: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources tracks EHD reports. To report, find biologists at web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife/professionals.cfm or call (815) 369-2414.


1980: Year that Indiana’s record Chinook (38 pounds) was caught by Rich Baker in Trail Creek in LaPorte County.


“I just had another one of my regular customers go by and he gave the thumbs up.’’

Stacey Greene, texting from Park Bait, on perch finally showing up (“hit and miss, obviously’’) at Montrose harbor

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