Chicago outdoors: Nuts, trees & squirrel hunting

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Click here formy column for today: discussion on hickory nuts, acorns, oaks and the drought as a lead-in to squirrel hunting opening today in Illinois.

It is an evolving story, the drought of 2012.

Expect I will write about it again this summer and fall.

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