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Kyle Essex of Bartonville shared this photo of a buck he harvested in Nov. 2009 in Fulton County. It was a nice symmetrical 12 point, but Kyle was more impressed with the body. “He was a bruiser! I shot him at 25 yards around 11:30, just after he finished checking a scrape.”
Anglers can expect to find a little bit of everything biting this weekend. Crappie are still good in most of Illinois, bass are spawning, bluegill are moving shallow and catfish are active. STORY & COMMENTS
A rare golden eagle found in a central Illinois field with a broken wing has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Illinois Raptor Center. The 8-pound bird, now named Midas, was found north of Sadorus in Champaign County on Oct. 25. He has been at the center in Decatur since Dec. 6. STORY & COMMENTS
Bluegill, crappie and white bass head the bill right now in Illinois waters though the past week has produced some trophy bass, better catches of catfish and some decent walleye and sauger. STORY & COMMENTS
The impact of new female hunters may be far greater than just one more hunter spending money on new stuff. Judy Rhodes, a member of a Texas women’s outdoors organization says, “Men tend to stick with the same hunting partner for (about) 70 years. For every woman we introduce to the outdoors, she brings in seven (more).” STORY & COMMENTS