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Question mark, fall color, Galway Kinnell, monarchs, swallowtails: Notes, Chicago outdoors

A question mark a swallowtail, a Galway Kinnell poem-ender and fall color reports beginning among the notes around Chicago outdoors.

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Fin clipping and hope that studies return Lake Shelbyville muskies to their former glory

Fin clipping, tracking and studying are among the reasons for hope that Shelbyville will rebound as a destination lake for muskie anglers.

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Dove poppers: Jack Hennessy’s “Braising the Wild”

Jack Hennessy comes in with another way to prepare dove poppers.

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Arriving at kings: An expanded look, call it an opus, on A.J. Cwiok’s path to understanding

An expanded look at A.J. Cwiok and his path to his choices for targeting kings returning to shore in the fall.

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OK, this Fish of the Week makes me envious: Roxanne Johnson catches a 47-inch muskie on Green Bay

Roxanne Johnson caught a 47-inch muskie from Green Bay to earn Fish of the Week.

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A.J. Cwiok’s learning curve: Just in time for the comeback of big Chinook

A.J. Cwiok has put in the time and experimentation to learn how to catch returning Chinook in the fall and it pays off in a year when Chinook are making a comeback.

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Kings, kings, hopes of kings and summer returns: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report

The return of Chinook to shore is the big dream, but there are other things also going around Chicago fishing for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Bears/Packers impact, nursing fawn, pure gas, more acres around IL’s biggest tree: Notes, Chicago outdoors

Bears/Packers impact, a nursing fawn, pure gas and more acres around Illinois’ biggest tree are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.

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Tackle and fishing in Chicago and beyond: Mystery Tackle Box to Catch Co.

Ross Gordon builds a new style of fishing shopping experience, based out of the West Loop.

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A lot of pluck: Tips on plucking wild birds by Jack Hennessy in “Braising the Wild”

Jack Hennessy takes on plucking wild birds this week in "Braising the Wild."