Launched in 2008, PrairieStateOutdoors.com quickly caught fire and became Illinois' premiere outdoors website.
Whether your passion was in bagging deer, hooking fish or enjoying the passive beauty of nature, PSO was there to give you the latest news and commentary. MORE
Picture of the Day archive
Sienna Hadley, 7, enjoyed her first Youth Turkey Hunt in Sangamon County on April 7, 2012. She harvested this 21-pound bird with a 10 1/2 inch beard and 1 inch spurs, while hunting with her grandfather Gray Pierson.
Every fall, biologists from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conduct surveys of lakes to assess the health of fish populations. They use information gathered to set limits for anglers and guide fish stocking efforts.
An algae outbreak has closed off several lakes in northern Illinois to boaters and swimmers. The blue-green algae, which release potentially harmful toxins into the water, has flourished because of the warm, dry and sunny weather. STORY & COMMENTS
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said when the Legislature passed the dove hunting law last year, it gave the commission authority to set the season but not to set restrictions on the type of ammunition. Branstad said the commission, which is appointed by the governor, overstepped its authority. STORY & COMMENTS
Oklahoma just called in the GPS-equipped Judas pigs, which lead hunters to their unsuspecting friends. Texans started gunning down wild hogs from helicopters last year. South Carolina legislators have drafted a bill that allows hunting with night-vision devices. STORY & COMMENTS