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Illinois hunting and fishing

Load up your iPod with these Outdoors songs

January 20, 2012 at 08:15 AM

The State Journal-Register

Here’s hoping you received a hefty iTunes gift card for Christmas.

You’re going to need it if you want to download all the songs on our Outdoors Playlist.

More than 25 readers contributed song suggestions on PrairieStateOutdoors.com to our playlist of songs about the great outdoors. They added their favorites to a list started to get the ball rolling. Most of them are included here.

Many contributed more than one song, and at least one mentioned “Bone Collector: The Brotherhood Album,” a collection of hunting and fishing songs featuring artists such as Rhett Atkins and Dallas Davidson.

Some are funny, like Davidson’s “Weapons of Bass Destruction.”

Others are touching, like Trace Adkins’ story about taking a child fishing.

I guarantee this memory’s a biggin’
And she thinks we’re just fishin;
And it’s never too late to make some new memories outdoors.

Songs are alphabetical by title:

“Before The Deluge,” Jackson Browne
“Bob Away My Blues,” Clint Black
“Camouflage,” Brad Paisley
“Country Boy,” Aaron Lewis
“Country Boy,” Alan Jackson
“A Country Boy Can Survive,” Hank Williams Jr.
“Duckaholic’s Anonymous,” Steve Conover
“Duck Blind,” The Bone Collector
“The Eagle And The Hawk,” John Denver
“Ethylene,” John Hiatt
“Fish,” Craig Campbell
“Fishin’,” Elvin Bishop
“Fishing in the Dark,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
“The Fishing Song,” Taj Mahal
“Fish On,” Primus
“Five-Pound Bass,” Robert Earl Keen
“Fly Eagle Fly,” Marshall Tucker Band
“Fred Bear,” Ted Nugent
“Grandaddy’s Gun,” The Bone Collector
“Hound Dog Waltz,” Kevin Tuckfield
“The Hunter,” Free
“The Hunter’s Wife,” Pistol Annies
“I’m Gonna Miss Her,” Brad Paisley and Frank Rogers
“It’s A Great Day To Be Alive,” Travis Tritt
“It’s A Huntin’ Thang,” Tyler Farr
“Just Fishin’,” Trace Adkins
“Louisiana Man,” Doug Kershaw
“Louisiana Saturday Night,” Mel McDaniel
“My Baby Looks Good In Camouflage,” The Bone Collector
“The Ol’ Diamondback Sturgeon,” Primus
“Ol’ Duck Blind,” Brad Cotter
“Pass It On,” Tracy Byrd
“Pickup Truck Song,” Jerry Jeff Walker
“Sittin’ In A Duck Blind,” Greg Goodall
“Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” John Denver
“That’s What They’re Bitin’ On,” Tyler Farr
“Ticks,” Brad Paisley
“Weapons of Bass Destruction,” The Bone Collector

Chris Young (not the country singer) can be reached at 788-1528.

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