Checking deer at the Livingston County check station Friday on opening day of Illinois first firearm deer season.
Deer hunting leads this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors, but there’s perch fishing and sandhill crane watching at the fore, too.
Duck numbers remain up this week for aerial survey; and Aaron Yetter has an interesting note on mallard/black duck hybrids.
There’s some signs of hope for the 200,000-plus hunters going afield Friday through Sunday in Illinois’ first firearm deer season.
Celebrating the net men of big fish, well, that and the successful catching and netting of a first 5-inch muskie.
Father-and-daughter earn Buck of the Week honors, after years of trying.
An afternoon of wandering with Norm Minas checking ponds, creeks and river spots along the Kankakee River basin in Kankakee and Will Counties.
Perch are top story for the sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report; well, remember mudpuppies are protected in Illinois and waiting on ice up North
Deer harvest during archery season in Illinois remains well ahead of the pace at the same time last season.
A curious buck in Glenview, Illinois’ saugeye record and hunting in Cook County lead the notes around Chicago outdoors.
Waterfowl hunting at the walk-in Bottoms Unit at Spring Lake SFWA is well worth the permit applications and drive from Chicago.
Early Show gives early start to outdoors show season around Chicago outdoors, but there’s more for Wild Weekend Wandering: rut to perch to whitefish.
The Mississippi River held amazing numbers of ducks this week, as Aaron Yetter notes in his blog; he hopes to fly the Illinois River survey today.
Breaking with tradition, the Illinois State Police will not open ranges for deer hunters to sight in their shotguns.
A young man earns Fish of the Week with a big walleye from the Eagle River Chain.