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Step Back in Time: See the Alligator Gar

Step Back in Time: See the Alligator Gar

The Alligator Gar is a prehistoric fish that traces its ancestors back to the days of the dinosaurs. Three of these ancient fish, weighing almost 40 pounds each, are on display in the fisheries tent in Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair.

August 2015
Large, odd-looking fish creating curiosity at Illinois State Fair

Large, odd-looking fish creating curiosity at Illinois State Fair

The presence of the ancient fish caught many fair visitors by surprise

August 2015
A rite of hunting dog training: puppyhood

A rite of hunting dog training: puppyhood

Plenty of work, progress, setbacks

August 2015
Duck Calling for Beginners

Duck Calling for Beginners

I don’t remember when I successfully called in my first flock of ducks, but I do remember when I first started to learn how to blow a call.

August 2015
Variety is key when preparing for an archery deer hunt

Variety is key when preparing for an archery deer hunt

Practice and prep for archery deer season like you mean it!

August 2015
Pre-season scouting for female hunting gear, part 2

Pre-season scouting for female hunting gear, part 2

In a recent blog post I talked about the trials and tribulations of finding hunting gear for women, especially at an affordable price.

August 2015
Scouting deer on small properties – make the most of trail cameras

Scouting deer on small properties – make the most of trail cameras

Trail cameras are great for scouting for the bowhunting season when you can’t use a spotting scope

August 2015

Illinois Calendar of Events - August 7th, 2015

August 2015

Central Illinois Fishing Report - August 7th, 2015

August 2015
Deer hunter tip: leave white at home this fall

Deer hunter tip: leave white at home this fall

Compared to the endless libraries full of studies into what a deer can and cannot see, the latest scientific finding refreshingly seems to have come about by complete accident.

August 2015
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