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The counties producing the most big-racked whitetails in our state have changed in recent years. Make sure you aren't hunting in the past this season. (October 2007)Illinois' 2007 Deer Outlook -- Part 1: Finding Trophy Bucks
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Illinois' 2007 Deer Outlook -- Part 1: Finding Trophy Bucks

The counties producing the most big-racked whitetails in our state have changed in recent

Mark Fenske

If you think hunting turkeys in the spring is a challenge, you should try the fall season! (October 2007)Illinois' Fall Turkeys
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Illinois' Fall Turkeys

If you think hunting turkeys in the spring is a challenge, you should try the fall season!

Mother Nature threw Illinois deer hunters a curve early last season, lowering the deer harvest slightly from 2005. However, this season is on track toward another remarkable deer harvest. Here's where you'll find 'em! (November 2007)Illinois' 2007 Deer Outlook -- Part 2: Our Best Hunting Areas
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Illinois' 2007 Deer Outlook -- Part 2: Our Best Hunting Areas

Mother Nature threw Illinois deer hunters a curve early last season, lowering the deer harvest

Mark Fenske

While hunters chase ringnecks this season amid declines in the birds' numbers, public and private initiatives promise help for the Prairie State's pheasant populations. (November 2007)What's Up With Illinois' Pheasant Hunting?
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What's Up With Illinois' Pheasant Hunting?

While hunters chase ringnecks this season amid declines in the birds' numbers, public and

With memories that drum up flashbacks to days of skies filled with geese, the story today in southern Illinois waterfowl hunting is ducks! Lots and lots of ducks! (December 2007)Southern Illinois Waterfowling Rebounds!
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Southern Illinois Waterfowling Rebounds!

With memories that drum up flashbacks to days of skies filled with geese, the story today in

If you find yourself with an unfilled tag and the season dwindling to a close, don't worry. Excellent deer-hunting opportunities stretch in all directions for the late season. (December 2007)Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hunting Hotspots
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Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hunting Hotspots

If you find yourself with an unfilled tag and the season dwindling to a close, don't worry.

Mark Fenske

Load ‘em up and head ‘em out for the best ice-fishing you'll find this winter in the Prairie State.(January 2008).Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2008
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Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2008

Load 'em up and head 'em out for the best ice-fishing you'll find this winter in the

Warm-weather tactics that accounted for many of those young-bird kills in the fall now need to be tweaked to suit the cold-weather conditions of midwinter.(January 2008).Illinois Goose Hunting -- Change of Season
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Illinois Goose Hunting -- Change of Season

Warm-weather tactics that accounted for many of those young-bird kills in the fall now need to

Gerald Pabst

Wherever you live in Illinois, there's a great fishing hole nearby. Here's a full year of fishing trips sure to satisfy even the most avid angler.(February 2008).36 Prairie State Hotspots
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36 Prairie State Hotspots

Wherever you live in Illinois, there's a great fishing hole nearby. Here's a full year of

These are close to home, public waters that can provide a day's enjoyment while putting a platter of crispy crappie fillets on your table.(February 2008).Prairie State Crappie Forecast
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Prairie State Crappie Forecast

These are close to home, public waters that can provide a day's enjoyment while putting a

Gerald Pabst

The opportunity to tangle with a largemouth bass is no more than an hour's drive no matter where you live in the Prairie State. (March 2008).Illinois Bass Outlook 2008
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Illinois Bass Outlook 2008

The opportunity to tangle with a largemouth bass is no more than an hour's drive no matter

Forty years ago, there were no wild  turkeys in Illinois. Thanks to an aggressive restocking program,  the once-native birds are found in every county. (March 2008).Illinois 2008 Turkey Hunting Forecast
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Illinois 2008 Turkey Hunting Forecast

Forty years ago, there were no wild turkeys in Illinois. Thanks to an aggressive restocking

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