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A 12-year-old huntress bagged a buck of a lifetime last season while hunting in Montgomery County. Here's her story. (December 2009)Prairie State 'Lucky Charm' trophy

Prairie State 'Lucky Charm' trophy

A 12-year-old huntress bagged a buck of a lifetime last season while hunting in Montgomery

Here's our annual year-round look at Illinois' best fishing for each month of the year. There's likely to be a great pick or two near you!Prairie State Fishing Calendar

Prairie State Fishing Calendar

Here's our annual year-round look at Illinois' best fishing for each month of the year.

From north, central and south -- and all points in between -- here's where you'll find some of our state's prime papermouth fishing for this coming season.Illinois' Fabulous Crappie Outlook

Illinois' Fabulous Crappie Outlook

From north, central and south -- and all points in between -- here's where you'll find some of

Is another great gobbler season in store for Illinois' hunters -- or will bad weather again be a factor? Read on for what to expect this year. (March 2010)Prairie State 2010 Turkey Forecast

Prairie State 2010 Turkey Forecast

Is another great gobbler season in store for Illinois' hunters -- or will bad weather again be

Vikki Trout

The huge Emiquon Preserve is open to fishing with plenty of opportunities for anglers to catch their share of big bass. Here's the latest on this "new" water! (March 2010)Illinois' Newest Bass Lake

Illinois' Newest Bass Lake

The huge Emiquon Preserve is open to fishing with plenty of opportunities for anglers to catch

Although Rend was once more known for smaller fish, papermouths in the 2- to 3-pound range are being hauled from this southern state impoundment more often these days. Here's the latest! (April 2010)Rend Lake's Crappie Comeback!

Rend Lake's Crappie Comeback!

Although Rend was once more known for smaller fish, papermouths in the 2- to 3-pound range are

Where will Illinois' best largemouth and smallmouth action take place this spring and summer?  Read on! (April 2010)Prairie State 2010 Bass Forecast

Prairie State 2010 Bass Forecast

Where will Illinois' best largemouth and smallmouth action take place this spring and summer?

This once renowned bass lake is making its way back as a place to catch lunker largemouths once again. Here's the latest on this fine fishery. (May 2010)Crab Orchard Lake Largemouth Comeback!

Crab Orchard Lake Largemouth Comeback!

This once renowned bass lake is making its way back as a place to catch lunker largemouths

Don Gasaway

Our state's rivers are coming alive with this biggest member of the perch family. Read on for three top-rated river systems to try right now! (May 2010)Prairie State River Walleye Bonanza

Prairie State River Walleye Bonanza

Our state's rivers are coming alive with this biggest member of the perch family. Read on for

Chris Kiernan shares the story behind the biggest non-typical whitetail ever killed with a bow in Illinois. The "Big Non-Typical," as Kiernan had been calling the buck for nearly a year before he shot it, net scored 268 1/8 Pope & Young points.(July 2010)Illinois' New State-Record Bow Kill

Illinois' New State-Record Bow Kill

Chris Kiernan shares the story behind the biggest non-typical whitetail ever killed with a bow

Here's where you need to be on our Great Lake for fast-action fishing with cohos, steelhead and browns right now.Early-Season Salmon & Trout Of Lake Michigan

Early-Season Salmon & Trout Of Lake Michigan

Here's where you need to be on our Great Lake for fast-action fishing with cohos, steelhead

Will waterfowlers be rewarded with another long season this year? Read on for the latest on ducks and geese, including where to go right now!5 Prime Picks For Indiana Ducks & Geese

5 Prime Picks For Indiana Ducks & Geese

Will waterfowlers be rewarded with another long season this year? Read on for the latest on

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