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Nicholas Puccetti,9, on his first turkey hunt at Wayne Fitzgerald State Park during the south zone youth turkey season. The bird was 22 pounds, had 11 1/8-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs. Nicholas was guided by his dad, Mark, and his dad’s best friend Tim Binegar Jr.
Bowfishing guide Chris Brackett of Bartonville and the leaping Asian carp of the Illinois River have gained national attention this week thanks to a video clip on msn.com and a Chicago Tribune story in its Tempo section. STORY & COMMENTS
Joining pelicans, trumpeter swans and other migrants, the eagles bring with them visitors from miles around and draw out bird watchers by the dozens, all who are willing to venture out into the cold to catch a glimpse of our national symbol in its natural habitat. STORY & COMMENTS
David Chikahisa of Bloomington writes: As often happens in the glory of nature, stated objectives sometimes take a back seat to the surprises Mother Nature has in store for those lucky enough to be in attendance. STORY & COMMENTS
George Little: Mom could cook up a storm twice a day, every day, and with two kinds of pie for dessert. She could turn any game, fish or fowl, into a feast. A big bowl of pan gravy canceled out any “gamey” taste. STORY & COMMENTS