Led by BUCK OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED, Sunday notes from the Sun-Times outdoors page.
BUCK OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED
While working near Addison and Southport in Wrigleyville, Marcus Benesch photographed this small buck.
Hunters harvested 86,771 deer during Illinois’ two firearm seasons, up from the 76,575 deer harvested in 2014.
Tuesday:Duck season, north zone, ends
E: “I went out to the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area with my granddaughter [last weekend]. It was a beautiful day for pictures. There was a whooping crane among the group in the second picture [above].’’ Rich Anzalone, Lemont
A: That is cool on so many levels. I have yet to spot my first whooper mixed with sandhills, but I keep looking.
1,465: Occupied eagle nests, highest number recorded in the 43 years of Wisconsin’s statewide aerial surveys for nesting bald eagles
(Impact of the stretch of extreme warmth)
“Just to let you know that most of the geese went back north from the Plainfield area.’’
Curt Pazdro, messaging
“Things are very tenuous.’’
Kurt Justice, on the bit of ice fishing around Minocqua, Wis.
“As I was walking along the bank from one spot to another, I came across a frog laying on a patch of muddy ground in the sun.’’
Norm Minas, while fishing the Kankakee River last week