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Joe Rohr had a successful trip hunting ducks. Fish Hook Waterfowl Area was iced over, so he canoed out, made a hole in the ice and saw a lot of birds, the most birds he said he saw this season. It was a perfect morning and only myself and some other hunter where there that morning.
Need any more reason to get fired up for this weekend’s Illinois firearm deer hunting season? Here’s a flashback to the 2008-09 firearm deer hunting season in Illinois with Journal Star writer and Prairie State Outdoors.com editor Jeff Lampe.
Without a Thanksgiving break, Illinois gun hunters could slip into a mental state where they no longer remember their children’s names, bathe, or change their socks every day. All in all, it’s a pretty good deal for everybody that we have a weekend to re-enter life without orange vests. STORY & COMMENTS
Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall: Congressional inaction on the Farm Bill jeopardizes (conservation) programs and, in turn, millions of acres of habitat and millions of ducks that rely on them. STORY & COMMENTS
The Rend Lake fishing report has been pretty stable for the last three weeks or so. Fishing remains excellent for crappie and catfish. Largemouth bass, bluegill and white bass are rated good. STORY & COMMENTS