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New Illinois DNR report: Raccoons led the fur charge

New Illinois DNR report: Raccoons led the fur charge

According to the report, trappers and hunters sold nearly 15 percent more furbearer pelts last season compared to the year before.

November 2014
Chewing the fat with suet, an old-school backyard bird feeding secret

Chewing the fat with suet, an old-school backyard bird feeding secret

From butcher shop fat to pre-made “cakes” to white-tailed deer carcasses to homemade “Zick Dough,” options abound for birding via suet

November 2014
New Illinois governor appears to mean new DNR director

New Illinois governor appears to mean new DNR director

There seems to be little doubt that governor-elect Bruce Rauner plans to appoint a new leader for DNR

November 2014
Taxidermy tips for successful deer hunters and bear hunters

Taxidermy tips for successful deer hunters and bear hunters

Follow this advice to be sure your trophy offers great memories for a long time.

November 2014
Butchering Big Game

Butchering Big Game

When you do your own butchering, you know that the meat has been handled with care, and you get the cuts you prefer.

November 2014
Remember all aspects of safety during this deer hunting season

Remember all aspects of safety during this deer hunting season

Whether you're hunting via firearm, archery, or muzzleloader (in a treestand or ground blind) have a mental safety checklist whenever you head afield.

November 2014
Speak the Language: How Whitetails Communicate

Speak the Language: How Whitetails Communicate

See that buck standing at the edge of wood land cover? His head is tipped upward and his nostrils are flared.

November 2014
Archery hunting during the deer rut — bowhunting advice from an expert

Archery hunting during the deer rut — bowhunting advice from an expert

Successful Pope and Young record holder offers advice on how to be successful at archery hunting during the rut.

November 2014
Rut-hunting strategies for late-season… mallards!

Rut-hunting strategies for late-season… mallards!

White-tailed deer hunting and the rut consuming your brain right now? Pause and get your fill of waterfowl, greenheads especially, before freeze-up.

November 2014
Catching fall walleyes with jigging minnow baits

Catching fall walleyes with jigging minnow baits

Tips on how to use jigging minnow baits to catch walleyes in autumn.

November 2014
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