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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
Duck hunters hope to shoot down recent past

Duck hunters hope to shoot down recent past

What they really needed was for the pleasant autumn weather to take a long, long hike – one that would not see it return until around Christmas time.

October 2014
Deer hunt heats up as rutting closes in

Deer hunt heats up as rutting closes in

A month into the season, Jessica Haun’s impressive bow kill has created more intrigue than any of the other 13,000 or so deer killed up and down the state.

October 2014
Trappers face uncertain prices, but ‘buzz’ holds

Trappers face uncertain prices, but ‘buzz’ holds

Will roller coaster fur prices kill the buzz enjoyed by Illinois trappers?

October 2014
Celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act on a pristine north country lake

Celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act on a pristine north country lake

While the Wilderness 50 Conference was occurring in Albuquerque, N.M., the Drieslein clan was birding and traipsing across an Upper Midwestern wilderness area.

October 2014
‘Chatty’ off-season ends, bowhunters in the woods

‘Chatty’ off-season ends, bowhunters in the woods

For deer hunters, the past seven months so closely resembled an NFL off-season that one could have expected to see some sort of “fantasy draft” prior to the Oct. 1 archery opener.

October 2014
Hunters prepared for birds, rabbits

Hunters prepared for birds, rabbits

If only on the surface, DNR’s move last year to extend the state’s rabbit season into February appears to have had the anticipated effect.

October 2014
Prime time autumn upland bird hunting: woodcock season

Prime time autumn upland bird hunting: woodcock season

Flight Times: With timberdoodle migration kicking in, get ready for wet boots and surprising flushes.

October 2014
Keep venison under your treestand, not under your car

Keep venison under your treestand, not under your car

Whitetail rutting behavior means more deer-auto collisions during the heart of October. How should you avoid them? In a word: Honk!

October 2014
Pope and Young Club announces potential new world record woodland caribou

Pope and Young Club announces potential new world record woodland caribou

Massive specimen could top the Dempsey Cape caribou, which has stood for 48 years.

September 2014
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