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!
Area hunters are being urged to pay attention to several new regulations pertaining to the transporting of deer across state lines, rules designed to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease into Iowa, officials say. STORY & COMMENTS
Despite warm weather youngsters shot 1,040 deer during last weekend's Illinois youth firearm deer hunt. Of those, 51 percent were bucks and the top five counties for harvest were Pike (55), Jefferson (41), Randolph (40), Adams (33), and Fayette (33). STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday that he and Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan will introduce a bill next week to speed up research on ways to permanently prevent the transfer of invasive species between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds. STORY & COMMENTS
A big crowd and plenty of catfish were highlights during the second leg of the Triple Crown of central Illinois ice fishing. Only Nate Eckhold of Peoria has a chance to place in all three. STORY & COMMENTS