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.
"Out of concern for our Lake Shelbyville muskie fishery, the Lake Shelbyville Muskie Club does not fish for, nor recommend the fishing for, muskies when the surface temperature of the water reaches or exceeds 80 degrees," said Jim Ozee, club president. STORY & COMMENTS
Provost Ken Hawkinson told the board he was "excited" about the program. He also said adding the program will help give WIU a competitive edge. "It will be unique and contribute to the sustainability of river systems in the midwest," Hawkinson said. STORY & COMMENTS
The Illinois chorus frog is rare, occurring only in a few sandy areas of the state where conditions are just right for its survival. Hear the Illinois chorus frog - and other species - in a special video presentation. STORY & COMMENTS
More than 450 acres of wetland habitat along the Illinois River is being protected and will be managed for public use thanks to Ducks Unlimited, the Illinois Conservation Foundation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. STORY & COMMENTS