Among the notes around Chicago outdoors are the beginning of Week, hummingbird arriving, a beautiful wood duck and a record turkey beard.
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Luke Garver, wild turkey project manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, talks wild turkeys in general in Illinois and hunting.
This week in “Braising the Wild,” Jack Hennessy gives more tips on handling wild turkey and “Hickory-Smoked Wild Turkey Leg Philly” recipe.
Launches and associated parking at Burnham and 31st Street harbors opened today, ahead of the previous schedule; it improves lakefront boating access.
Daniel Renkosiak earned Fish of the Week honors for a really big crappie from a park district pond in Plainfield.
Tony Hammond, a new kayak angler, explains well the draw of kayak fishing on the Chicago lakefront.
Even with winter/spring yoyoing, coho, crappie and even bass are going around Chicago fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Matt Kopec bagged a really big gobbler in the youth season and earned Turkey of the Week.
Jef Walczak had miracle on water of sorts Friday by netting more than a few rainbow smelt on the Chicago lakefront.
Nursing fox kits, an osprey nesting platform and young turkey hunters are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.
Colleen Callahan was confirmed as IDNR director Friday, here is a background interview from earlier in the week at the IDNR headquarters.
This week in “Braising the Wild” jack Hennessy tackles butchering and cooking tips for wild turkey.
Sen. Sue Rezin’s SB1310, a bill to allow the IDNR to impose parking fees at Starved Rock SP, fell by one vote in the Senate Thursday.
Elinor Arato bagged her first turkey, a big gobbler, and starts Turkey of the Week for another spring.
SB1310, which would allow parking fees at Starved Rock SP, is stalled in the Illinois Senate . . . for now.