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Sometimes public ground is the only option for many Illinois deer hunters. But that didn't stop John Sondag from arrowing a dandy buck last fall. Hunting

A Public-Land Trophy Buck

October 04, 2010

Sometimes public ground is the only option for many Illinois deer hunters. But that didn't...

A record number of turkeys were killed in our state last autumn. Here's where you can take advantage of the Prairie State's booming bird numbers in 2005. Hunting

Illinois' Fall Turkey Forecast

Daniel D. Lamoreux - October 04, 2010

A record number of turkeys were killed in our state last autumn. Here's where you can take...

Illinois' pheasant chief expects rooster numbers to be about the same in 2005 as they were last year, and that's a good thing. But the long-term future doesn't look too bright for the birds. Hunting

Pheasant Hunting In The Prairie State

October 04, 2010

Illinois' pheasant chief expects rooster numbers to be about the same in 2005 as they were...

Times are changing when it comes to goose hunting in southern Illinois, but our honker expert says you need to put the downstate hunt into perspective in order to be successful. (December 2005) Hunting

South Zone Goose Hunting

October 04, 2010

Times are changing when it comes to goose hunting in southern Illinois, but our honker expert...

We have so many deer in our state that they are just dying to get into someone's freezer this winter. You can help them achieve that goal all around the Prairie State. (December 2005) Hunting

Hunting Illinois' Late-Season Whitetails

Daniel D. Lamoreux - October 04, 2010

We have so many deer in our state that they are just dying to get into someone's freezer this...

We have some wonderful walleye waters, and in February we told you about our best rivers. This time we focus on the hottest walleye lakes in the Land of Lincoln. Walleye

Illinois' Top Walleye Lakes

October 04, 2010

We have some wonderful walleye waters, and in February we told you about our best rivers. This...

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near future. You had better get out there while the getting's still good! Other Freshwater

Our Lake Michigan Salmonid Outlook

October 04, 2010

The salmon and trout fishery on our Great Lake faces some serious challenges in the near...

Special regulations have obviously led to bigger smallmouths on northern Illinois' Rock River. So why then is the DNR dumping the entire management plan? See if you can figure it out! Bass

The Rock River Bass Battle

October 04, 2010

Special regulations have obviously led to bigger smallmouths on northern Illinois' Rock River....

On our power-plant cooling lakes, the open-water winter fishing can be really hot. Come on along for the boat ride as we chase stripers, largemouths, catfish and a few other species. (January 2006) Other Freshwater

Illinois' Cooling-Lake Hotspots

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

On our power-plant cooling lakes, the open-water winter fishing can be really hot. Come on...

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