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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.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...

              By Greg Wilson    Greg Wilson holds his buck's massive rack. 	Photo courtesy of GregThe Waiting Hunting

The Waiting

October 04, 2010

By Greg Wilson Greg Wilson holds his buck's massive rack. Photo courtesy of...

Late-winter whitetails are on the move and the opportunity to connect with one before the close of the season is excellent. (December 2008)Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hotspots Hunting

Illinois' Late-Season Deer Hotspots

Mark Fenske - October 04, 2010

Late-winter whitetails are on the move and the opportunity to connect with one before the...

Looking for a place reasonably close where you can find outstanding duck and goose hunting? You can find all that and more in southern Illinois. (December 2008)Southern Zone Waterfowl Hotspots Hunting

Southern Zone Waterfowl Hotspots

October 04, 2010

Looking for a place reasonably close where you can find outstanding duck and goose hunting?...

There's plenty of good hardwater angling to be had in the northern half of the Prairie State this year. Here's a look at several waters where the action will be hot! (January 2009)Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009 Other Freshwater

Northern Illinois Ice-Fishing Forecast 2009

October 04, 2010

There's plenty of good hardwater angling to be had in the northern half of the Prairie State...

Prairie State hunters who brave the elements in January can get plenty of bang for their buck! (January 2009)Last Call For Canada Geese Hunting

Last Call For Canada Geese

October 04, 2010

Prairie State hunters who brave the elements in January can get plenty of bang for their buck!...

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year to target these feisty and tasty panfish. (February 2009)Prairie State Papermouths Other Freshwater

Prairie State Papermouths

October 04, 2010

Crappie enthusiasts know that the spring spawning season is one of the best times of the year...

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