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 http://www.FOWLEDREALITY.com this spring for the full length episode!
A severe outbreak of hemorrhagic disease during the summer of 2012 hit hard — harder than even the Missouri Department of Conservation first thought. That, combined with the long-term effects of liberalized hunting regulations that allow hunters to take unlimited does in many counties, several years of drought and reduced habitat, has hunters worried. STORY & COMMENTS
Gov. Pat Quinn has taken a dramatic and headline-grabbing step in proposing a ban on assault-style weapons, but his proposal faces plenty of big hurdles as well as questions about whether it would really do much to reduce crime. STORY & COMMENTS
There were no red carpets on the early Illinois prairie, of that we can be sure.Whether or not “Lincoln” wins an Academy Award tonight, the film by Steven Speilberg has focused new attention on the life and times of Illinois’ favorite son. In Abraham Lincoln’s time, Illinois was wilderness being transformed into civilization. STORY & COMMENTS
"Prairie Lake, one of the new lakes built on the old Commonwealth Edison ground known as Site M, remains a very good largemouth bass lake." Read about Prairie, Drake and Gridley lakes and other fishing opportunities at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and WIldlife Area. STORY & COMMENTS