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Loons, turtle safety, a drone/rod and Wisconsin ruffed grouse are among the notes this week around Chicago outdoors.
“Jazzin at the Shedd” opened its 22nd year Wednesday on a perfect night on the Chicago lakefront for food, drink, socializing, fish watching and fun.
The perch opener, the frog-hunting opener and free days all over are among the highlights for this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
The Marx family celebrates one of the most classic scenes in Fish of the Week with a big smallmouth bass caught and released near Buckingham Fountain.
Joe Perepechko and Santo Munizzi made the most of one muskie in winning the Spring Classic at Eagle River in northern Wisconsin.
Reopening of perch in Illinois on Lake Michigan on Saturday and opening of frog hunting on Friday lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Counting wolves, waiting on perch, a cardinal taking flight and thoughts on an albino fawn are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.
Fish and fun are the dual pillars of Lake Geneva Fishing Club’s Kids Day reaching its 29th year.
Naked Bike Ride, Helping Veterans Go Fishing, Shedd events of note and the joys of summer come for the Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
Celebrating the walleye of local waters, a Fish of the Week from Lake Sedgewick.
Summer patterns, including the catching of bowfin, settle in for Chicago fishing in this sprawling, raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
The story behind the catch of Ken Krumreich’s catch of an Illinois record fish, either a redear or a redear hybrid (we think).
An apparent albino fawn, very rare, was found Sunday in central Illinois.
The notes around Chicago outdoors include thoughts on the late Mel Johnson, the nature of bed fishing and the wonder of hummingbirds.
Dan Stephenson, retiring chief of fisheries for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, reviews the evolution of his career and IL fisheries.