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Fawn, hummingbird, wild steelhead: Notes around Chicago outdoors

Notes from around Chicago outdoors.

FIELD NOTES

FAWN OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED

Ken Gortowski photographed this inquisitive fawn off the Fox River. Eventually the doe and another fawn grunted the fawn away from him.

Usually this is Buck of the Week: Unplugged, the celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, and it runs Sundays on the outdoors page as warranted. Obviously, it was a fawn this week. Send nominations by Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or email (straycasts@sbcglobal.net).

WILD TIMES

FISH GATHERING

Thursday: Mark Kuzniewski on Green Bay walleye, Riverside Fishing Club, LaGrange American Legion, 6:30 p.m., RiversideFishingClub.com

ILLINOIS PERMITS

Through July 21: Second lottery, online applications for free dove hunting permits, select sites. Click here

DALE’S MAILBAG

E: “I just wanted to share a couple of Hummingbird photos taken while sitting in the yard on my birthday. Sometimes the simplest things in life are the most enjoyable.’’ James McGowan, Alsip

A: He nailed a philosophy to live by. As well as snapping another one of his wonderful shots.

BIG NUMBER

53-8: Years-months that Ken Russell, 76, worked for the division of fisheries for Illinois, mostly as the long standing biologist in the Galesburg area. He was on the cover of the 2016 fishing regs booklet.

“Wild steelhead from upper reaches of Trail Creek. Excited to collect a lot more info on steelhead reproduction and movement after Mass Marking starts next year.’’

Ben Dickinson, Indiana’s assistant Lake Michigan fisheries biologist, on Facebook July 7