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When coho salmon smolts were released into Lake Michigan tributaries in 1966, their fate was unknown. A year and a half later thousands returned, and Illinois' salmon fishery was on its way. (July 2008)The Long Way Home Other Freshwater

The Long Way Home

October 04, 2010

When coho salmon smolts were released into Lake Michigan tributaries in 1966, their fate was...

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 Other Freshwater

Illinois Muskie Madness

October 04, 2010

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 Hunting

Big Shoes To Fill

October 04, 2010

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? Catfish

Cats Galore, Bass No More?

October 04, 2010

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

October 04, 2010

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

October 04, 2010

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 Hunting

2008 Prairie State Deer Outlook -- Part 1: Finding Trophy Bucks

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

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

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

October 04, 2010

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

October 04, 2010

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 Hunting

Illinois' Pheasant Forecast

October 04, 2010

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

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