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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

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Zone Waterfowl Hotspots

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

There's plenty of good hardwater angling to be had in the northern half of the Prairie State this year. Here's a look at several waters where the action will be hot! (January 2009)Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009

Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009

There's plenty of good hardwater angling to be had in the northern half of the Prairie State

Prairie State hunters who brave the elements in January can get plenty of bang for their buck! (January 2009)Last Call For Canada Geese

Last Call For Canada Geese

Prairie State hunters who brave the elements in January can get plenty of bang for their buck!

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year to target these feisty and tasty panfish. (February 2009)Prairie State Papermouths

Prairie State Papermouths

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year

Some of the heftiest Illinois largemouths come from our smallest public waters! Here are some of our state's best small public largemouth lakes.  (March 2009)Small Waters For Lunker Largemouths

Small Waters For Lunker Largemouths

Some of the heftiest Illinois largemouths come from our smallest public waters! Here are some

Turkey hunters face a very mature flock this season and will have to use all the savvy they can muster to be successful. (March 2009)Talkin' Turkey

Talkin' Turkey

Turkey hunters face a very mature flock this season and will have to use all the savvy they

These shad-eating machines prowl a number of Illinois waters, providing excitement for any angler lucky enough to hook one. (April 2009)Illinois' Super Striper Spots

Illinois' Super Striper Spots

These shad-eating machines prowl a number of Illinois waters, providing excitement for any

Don Gasaway

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