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Mike Bowen holds up one of several grass carp caught while bowfishing Monday with his son, Brad, in the flooded woods along the Illinois River.The Bowens, along with friends Brian and Lisa Tabor, frequent the waters with their bows and tethered arrows whenever the river floods.
Welcome to the world of the Big Bass Bounty Hunter, who travels around central Illinois in his tricked-up vehicle catching fish. This video was last summer at LaSalle Lake. There’s not a lot of fast action in the Big Bass Bounty Hunter series and he could use an editor, but we still find his videos oddly entertaining.
A fledgling fisherman, Dan Dunham learned two key lessons last weekend about how to reel in a big catch. Sometimes, you need special equipment. Like, a pitchfork. And you always want to find an out-of-the-way fishing hole. Like, a cow pasture. STORY & COMMENTS
Thursday’s Illinois House defeat of a proposal to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons hinged on regional differences, not partisan ones, with lawmakers from the Chicago suburbs holding the swing votes. STORY & COMMENTS