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2015 Trophy Deer Forecast: Illinois

by Jason Mitchell 0

Historically, Illinois ranks right near the top in regard to most measurable statistics for big-racked whitetail deer. It has a… more »


Angler Boats Potential Illinois State Record Catfish

by Chris Schneider 0

For years on end, die-hard fisherman head out to the lake hundreds of days each year, searching for that one… more »


Illinois Deer Forecast for 2015

by Jason Mitchell 2

Illinois hunters harvested 145,804 deer this past 2014-2015 season, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources reported. Deer harvest for this… more »

Here are locations and tips for landing big Prairie State cats.

Illinois Catfish Forecast For 2015

by Paul Moore 0

There is a song recorded by country music star Kenny Chesney that mentions driving out to the lake to see… more »

This decoy has been successful at luring in longbeards on a number of occasions.

Illinois Turkey Forecast for 2015

by Vikki Trout 0

Rain, wind and cold temperatures were the conditions Illinois turkey hunters faced the first week of the 2014 spring turkey… more »


Illinois Bass Forecast for 2015

by Paul Moore 0

The long wait is finally about over. Winter is loosening its grasp on the state, ice is melting and water… more »

Largemouth bass can be found throughout the state. Sampling from the largemouth fishery at Crab Orchard showed more than 65 percent of the bass caught were 16 inches or larger.

Illinois 2015 Fishing Calendar

by Paul Moore 0

One of the best things about angling in Illinois is the diversity that can be enjoyed. Obviously there are no… more »


Last Chance Deer: How to Bag a Winter Whitetail

by Paul Moore 0

Paul Moore shares how an Illinois whitetail hunter can use the conditions of late winter to hunt to his or… more »

Lane Babb, 16 shot this nice, 22 point buck in Edgar County during the 2012 season.

Best Big Buck States for 2014: Illinois

by Jason Mitchell 0

Last month, we broke Illinois down by county and reviewed overall deer harvest data. Counties with some of the highest… more »


Illinois Deer Hunting Forecast for 2014

by Jason Mitchell 0

According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois deer hunters harvested 148,569 deer last season. The 2013 total marks… more »

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