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PSO welcomes Troy Jackson

April 05, 2010 at 12:36 PM

We’re always looking for interesting voices to add to Prairie State

That’s one reason we’re excited about the news that Troy Jackson of Galesburg will be writing a Web log for PSO he calls “Meandering.”

No questions Jackson seems to be an interesting fellow.

He’s got a biology degree from Knox College yet counsels troubled youths.

He’s got a biology degree from Knox College yet counsels troubled youths.

He’s an angler with some big bass to his credit, yet he submitted the following picture as his mug shot.

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His list of 10 favorite Web sites is diverse, to say the least.

And for the past few years he’s put out occasional and generally interesting e-mails on his fishing and trapping adventures. Did we mention that those same e-mails also include various trivia questions drawn from major league baseball, old 80s songs and other eclectic sources?

If nothing else, the above description would seem to be well-suited to the world of blogging.

Chances are good the Galesburg native will write plenty about his fishing exploits at Lake Storey, Snakeden Hollow, the Little John Campground and the Emiquon Preserve. After all, it was at Emiquon that he caught the big bass pictured atop this story. That 23.5-inch fish (estimated to weigh 7 pounds, 3 ounces) hit a parrot-colored Rapala DT6 crankbait and was one of 42 bass Jackson and his father caught last Sept. 2 while fishing from 1:30-7 p.m.

Those are stories I look forward to reading.

Beyond that, Jackson said he has plans for some writings on trapping and various other subjects.

Who knows, maybe he’ll even explain why he prefers old school pro basketball to today’s version. 

So help us welcome Troy to the growing list of PSO bloggers. And stay tuned for a few more additions in the weeks to come.

By the way, we are still looking for someone to write a duck hunting Web log. If you are interested, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and provide some information about yourself.

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As a frequent visitor to this site i think Troy is a great addition.  As a recipient of Troy’s emails with his trapping and fishing stories i know he will fit right in.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/05 at 12:55 PM

Welcome aboard Troy!

Posted by Marc Anthony on 04/05 at 01:14 PM

Hey, I hope this doesn’t disturb anyone cause it is a little off topic, but I was wondering if you guys have anyone on PSO that does any web logs or anything like that on the local 3-D shoots in the state of Illinois. Didn’t know if you guys did that on here or not, but just basically wondered if everyone could be helpful on what ones were nice, how many targets were offfered, just stuff like that…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/05 at 04:34 PM

Just wanted to say hello Troy. Illinois is gonna be alright next year if they can hit the weight room this off season and I bet Milton Bradley will hit 40 homers this year!

Posted by PondGuy on 04/05 at 06:22 PM

Troy is a great “catch.”  I’ve had the pleasure of following Troy’s writings, and now he’s bringing his fans to Prairie State Outdoors.  This is an interesting and informative site - glad to have found it!

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