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Illinois hunting and fishing

Ed Hardesty of South Charleston, Ohio, grew up I Canton fishing (and hunting) the strip mines. On one of his return trips, he caught this bass on a Mann’s Auger tail around heavy cover.

Posted on Sat, July 09, 2011

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Goose hunting in southern Illinois

Fowled Reality met up with goose calling champion Mike Smothers and some of his buddies for the last weekend of the regular goose season in Southern Illinois. The combination of a phenomenal setup and great conditions help the guys put down 22 snow geese, specklebellies, and canada geese in a day and half. Stay tuned to this spring for the full length episode!
Posted on Fri, February 10, 2012

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Phillip Shoaff’s 13-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Shelby

Date and Season: Nov. 21, 2009; Shotgun

Notable: Moving a stand by himself pays off.


Scott Boyd’s 17-pointer

Illinois Outdoors

County: Brown

Date and Season: Oct. 3, 2007; Bow

Notable: Buck green-scored 195 6/8 inches despite broken brow tine.



Illinois Big Fish Stories

Darren’s May’s record bluegill

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Jasper

Size: 3 pounds, 8 ounces, 13.75 inches

Date: May 10, 1987

Notable: The bluegill was so big, many said it was a hybrid.



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