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If you think you're up to tangling with the biggest, meanest predator in the state, here are the waters you'll want to check out this year. (July 2008)Illinois Muskie Madness
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Illinois Muskie Madness

If you think you're up to tangling with the biggest, meanest predator in the state, here are

Ryan Venhaus shot a 29-point monster non-typical buck that scored a whopping 224 6/8 inches. He just wishes his late father could have seen it. (August 2008)Big Shoes To Fill
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Big Shoes To Fill

Ryan Venhaus shot a 29-point monster non-typical buck that scored a whopping 224 6/8 inches.

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has become a catfish mecca for anglers chasing trophy channels, flatheads and blues. (August 2008)Cats Galore, Bass No More?
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Cats Galore, Bass No More?

Once known for its white and smallmouth bass fisheries, central Illinois' Powerton Lake has

North, Central or South: The stage is set for a phenomenal bowhunting season in the prairie state. (September 2008)Illinois' 2008 Bowhunting Outlook
Hunting

Illinois' 2008 Bowhunting Outlook

North, Central or South: The stage is set for a phenomenal bowhunting season in the prairie

Illinois has more than 100 public hunting locations with well-managed sunflower fields or other food sources specifically targeted to attract mourning doves. (September 2008)Prairie State Public-Land Doves
Hunting

Prairie State Public-Land Doves

Illinois has more than 100 public hunting locations with well-managed sunflower fields or

Illinois is nationally known as a top destination for trophy whitetails. Why? The reason is simple: The Prairie State is a food factory for big bucks.2008 Prairie State Deer Outlook -- Part 1: Finding Trophy Bucks
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2008 Prairie State Deer Outlook -- Part 1: Finding Trophy Bucks

Illinois is nationally known as a top destination for trophy whitetails. Why? The reason is

Mark Fenske

In spring, hunters try to mimic hens and lure a passionate gobbler into gun range. Those tactics won't work in the fall, but that doesn't mean the hunting's not still exciting! (October 2008)Illinois Fall Gobbler Guide
Hunting

Illinois Fall Gobbler Guide

In spring, hunters try to mimic hens and lure a passionate gobbler into gun range. Those

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat.Illinois' Pheasant Forecast
Forecast

Illinois' Pheasant Forecast

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat.

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat. But in areas of “marginal” habitat, the result of an afternoon spent afield may be little more than exercise. (November 2008).Illinois' Pheasant Forecast
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Illinois' Pheasant Forecast

The Illinois pheasant population held its own in areas with good wintering habitat. But in

              By Greg Wilson    Greg Wilson holds his buck's massive rack. 	Photo courtesy of GregThe Waiting
Hunting

The Waiting

By Greg Wilson Greg Wilson holds his buck's massive rack. Photo courtesy of

Late-winter whitetails are on the move and the opportunity to connect with one before the close of the season is excellent. (December 2008)Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hotspots
Hunting

Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hotspots

Late-winter whitetails are on the move and the opportunity to connect with one before the

Mark Fenske

Looking for a place reasonably close where you can find outstanding duck and goose hunting? You can find all that and more in southern Illinois. (December 2008)Southern Zone Waterfowl Hotspots
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Southern Zone Waterfowl Hotspots

Looking for a place reasonably close where you can find outstanding duck and goose hunting?

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