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Hooks, habitat, muskies: Updating the muskie-tracking study at Shabbona Lake and the broader study

Illinois professor Cory Suski brings some updates on the muskie-tracking study at Shabbona Lake and the broader study it is part of.

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Kids and ice fishing: Some advice from parents with experience around the Chicago area

Parents share what has worked for them in getting kids out for ice fishing around the Chicago area and, more importantly, enjoying it.

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Deepening ice, snow, cold and, of course, ice fishing

Ice fishing, of course, leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Big on open water: Big northern pike from the Des Plaines River shows there is more than ice fishing

Dan Kiska earns Fish of the Week for an open-water northern pike.

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Chicago outdoors: Hawks & little dogs, cool tight-photo hawk, Urban Rivers dollars, advantage at ice’s edge

A question on a small dog and neighborhood hawks, a tight hawk shot with new technology, a love of living at ice’s edge, and money for Urban Rivers are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors, and beyond.

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Tony Fitzpatrick and birds: Visiting his avian-themed exhibition at Cleve Carney Museum of Art

A look at Tony Fitzpatrick and his birds in his "Jesus of Western Avenue" exhibition running through Jan. 31 at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage.

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An appreciation for the Izaak Walton League: Founded in Chicago, the IWLA turned 100 last week

An appreciation for the Izaak Walton League of America, founded in Chicago, which turned 100 last week.

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Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report: Ice fishing nearly everywhere; smattering of perch fishing

Ice fishing, no surprise, is nearly everywhere in the Chicago area and leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.

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Big flatheads on little tungsten jigs: A flurry of big flatheads on the ice at the Chain O’Lakes

Brian Marcinkiewicz earned Fish of the Week honors for a big flathead catfish caught ice fishing on the Chain O’Lakes.

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Chicago outdoors: Black fox, William Faulkner & hunting, long-staying white pelican, long-tailed weasel

A question on a suburban black fox, William Faulkner and hunting, long-tailed weasels and a long-staying American white pelican are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.