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.
Young waterfowl hunters get first crack at migrating ducks starting as soon as Oct. 13-14 in the North Zone. The Central Zone follows with its hunt Oct. 20 - 21. The South Central Zone hunt is Nov. 3 - 4, and the South Zone kicks off Nov. 10 - 11.Click inside for a list of Illinois Department of Natural Resources managed sites open for the youth waterfowl hunt. STORY & COMMENTS
"I came in from a hunt walked into the garage, unloaded all the stuff and looked over and saw a small umbrella," said Charlie Thomas. "It hit me. I got my wife to print a big picture of a gobbler and bring it to the garage." The crude design of a gobbler drawn across the top of that umbrella was the start of what is now Mississippi Decoys Inc. STORY & COMMENTS
I don’t know how they know. But they do. Tomorrow morning, Mickey and Toby will be at the gate with their ears and tails up in high anticipation. The first Saturday in November is the first day of the upland hunting season. STORY & COMMENTS