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Illinois hunting and fishing

Frank Macikas of Woodridge caught this 18-inch smallmouth bass Aug. 14 on the Vermilion River at Matthiessen State Park on a jig and chigger craw.

Posted on Tue, August 17, 2010

Video archive

Late-season gobbler hunt

Here’s a successful hunt for a fifth-season gobbler during the 2009 season in southern Illinois. The bird weighed 22 pounds, had a 10.75-inch beard and 1.25-inch spurs.

Posted on Wed, April 07, 2010

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Skip Sims’ 11-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Pope County

Date and Season: Nov. 27, 2009; Bow

Notable: Buck also won taxidermy blue ribbon.

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Jody Schenkel’s 10-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Piatt

Date and Season: Oct. 2, 2008; Bow

Notable: Patterning a buck in the early season pays off in a big way.

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Illinois Big Fish Stories

Ed Walbel’s record largemouth bass

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Lake

Size: 13 pounds, 1 ounce; 28 inches long, 23-inch girth

Date: February 15, 1976

Notable: Bass hit with ice still on parts of Stone Quarry Lake.

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MORE BIG FISH STORIES

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