Launched in 2007, 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
Air Force Master Sgt Chris “Dim” Witt of Shiloh killed his first turkey near Freeburg in the Illinois 2012 first season. Pictured with Dim is his guide and co-worker, Steve Tucker. Jesse Tucker, not pictured, called in Dim’s bird.
As another firearm deer season approaches, it's enjoyable to check back on successful stories from the past -- like this one about 88-year-old Clyde Winkler and his 21-point buck from 2005. STORY & COMMENTS
Permits for the 2012 Illinois youth firearm deer hunt to be held Oct. 6 - 7 are still available for purchase over-the-counter. Young hunters not yet 16 years old by the first day of the hunt are eligible to participate. STORY & COMMENTS
Hunters must register in person for waterfowl blind site drawings and must be present at the drawing to claim their blind sites. Blind allocations are good for one year, except on the Mississippi River Pools, and Meredosia Lake in Morgan and Cass counties, which are good for two. STORY & COMMENTS