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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)South Zone Goose Hunting

South Zone Goose Hunting

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

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.Pheasant Hunting In The Prairie State

Pheasant Hunting In The Prairie State

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

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.Illinois' Fall Turkey Forecast

Illinois' Fall Turkey Forecast

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

Daniel D. Lamoreux

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.A Public-Land Trophy Buck

A Public-Land Trophy Buck

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

The Illinois suburbs of St. Louis have some mighty fine fishing for bass and other species. Here's how you can get in on the action.The Metro-East's Bass & More!

The Metro-East's Bass & More!

The Illinois suburbs of St. Louis have some mighty fine fishing for bass and other species.

Most Illinois anglers are aware of which lakes have the best fishing for largemouths. But these 10 lakes see little fishing pressure. The bass are waiting for you!10 Bass Lakes You've Never Heard Of

10 Bass Lakes You've Never Heard Of

Most Illinois anglers are aware of which lakes have the best fishing for largemouths. But

Muskies just keep getting bigger and bigger in our state, as verified by last year's two state-record catches. Serious muskie anglers will be hitting these lakes this year.Muskie Fishing in Illinois

Muskie Fishing in Illinois

Muskies just keep getting bigger and bigger in our state, as verified by last year's two

Since 2004 has the potential of being another record-setting season, why not get out there to take advantage of it in December and January?Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hotspots

Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hotspots

Since 2004 has the potential of being another record-setting season, why not get out there to

From the Free Fishing Days in June to week-long vacation spots the rest of the summer, our state has something for everyone who needs to get away from it all.Illinois' Family Fishing Getaways

Illinois' Family Fishing Getaways

From the Free Fishing Days in June to week-long vacation spots the rest of the summer, our

Tricia Perea

Everyone loves catching and eating crappies. You can get the main ingredient for a fish fry on these waters.Prairie State Crappie Hotspots

Prairie State Crappie Hotspots

Everyone loves catching and eating crappies. You can get the main ingredient for a fish fry on

It has been a long winter for bass anglers living in the northern half of our state, but right about now is the magic time to get out there on these upstate waters.Northern Illinois Largemouths

Northern Illinois Largemouths

It has been a long winter for bass anglers living in the northern half of our state, but right

It's tough to pick just the top 12 largemouth bass lakes in our state, mainly because there are so many good ones. But the author came up with a dandy dozen, plus three "sleeper" lakes.Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

Illinois' Best Bets For Bucketmouths

It's tough to pick just the top 12 largemouth bass lakes in our state, mainly because there

Gary Thomas

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