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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. 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...

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) Hunting

Prairie State Public-Land Doves

October 04, 2010

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

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

Illinois' 2008 Bowhunting Outlook

October 04, 2010

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

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) Catfish

Cats Galore, Bass No More?

October 04, 2010

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

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) 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....

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) 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...

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) Other Freshwater

The Long Way Home

October 04, 2010

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

Illinois bluegill addicts don't have to travel very far to lock horns with this little battler. We have pinpointed a few spots for you. (May 2008) Other Freshwater

Spring Bluegill Bonanza

October 04, 2010

Illinois bluegill addicts don't have to travel very far to lock horns with this little...

From opening day till the first freeze, these are the best walleye waters in the Land of Lincoln. (May 2008) Walleye

The Prairie State's Best Walleye Lakes

October 04, 2010

From opening day till the first freeze, these are the best walleye waters in the Land of...

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