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Changes afoot with algae legislation

Changes afoot with algae legislation

Some state lawmakers and those within Gov. John Kasich’s administration no longer appear on the same page when it comes to fighting the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated drinking water for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan last August.

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Slab frenzy! Prime time for ice-out crappies 2015

Slab frenzy! Prime time for ice-out crappies 2015

Shallow fishing techniques for spring slabs are the norm, but check bay breaklines while watching water temperatures closely!

Changes afoot with algae legislation

Changes afoot with algae legislation

Some state lawmakers and those within Gov. John Kasich’s administration no longer appear on the same page when it comes to fighting the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated drinking water for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan last August.

Sampling turns up eDNA from Asian carp in the Ohio River

Sampling turns up eDNA from Asian carp in the Ohio River

The Pennsyl­vania Fish & Boat Commission has confirmed that environmental DNA from the invasive Asian silver carp and bighead carp has been found in six water samples collected from the Ohio River last year.

Boat Prep 101

Boat Prep 101

With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

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Slab frenzy! Prime time for ice-out crappies 2015

Shallow fishing techniques for spring slabs are the norm, but check bay breaklines while watching water temperatures closely!

Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.

Structure and top colors for super-late ice season crappies and bluegills [Video]

With the end of hard water looming, “T3” catches an impressive mixed bag of panfish during the glorious warm-weather days of mid-March

Youth and hard water: Tips for taking kids ice fishing

Youngsters naturally love to crank up fish. Keep it enjoyable and you’ll help build the next generation of anglers, plus a fishing buddy for life.

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Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

Pattern your shotgun now, and work ahead to avoid any unnecessary equipment or calling blunders when chasing gobblers

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each hunt.

Last-minute scouting for spring turkeys

Find out what kind of birds are in the area and learn the lay of the land where you intend to hunt

Boat Prep 101

With another open-water fishing season approaching, it’s time to think about getting the boat out of storage and begin the process of prepping it for another year.

Properly store your ice fishing electronics, shelters, clothing, augers and more…

Take the time now to properly store your ice gear to make it easier to prepare for next years hard-water season.

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Flying high again: Boating industry unveils top models for 2015

New model boats keep the best, update the rest

2015 Boat Motors. Stylish, quieter and more fuel-efficient

Four strokes still coming on strong in outboard marketplace

Ice show season: Checking out innovations for hard water 2014-15

From tip-ups to headlamps to augers, some highlights from last weekend’s 22nd Annual St. Paul Ice Fishing and Winter Sports Show.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Naughty or Nice

After a season of hunting and fishing, the outdoor enthusiasts in your life are sure to know what gear needs replacing, upgrading, or retiring

2015 brings more value-priced ATVs, bigger side-by-side UTVs

Manufacturers of traditional ATVs and the increasingly popular side-by-side UTVs are expanding their lineups at both ends of the spectrum.

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Morel Mushrooms stuffed with a crab and cheese filling.

In the wild mushroom world, morels are king. Prized for their wonderful earthy flavor, they also offer a great excuse to head into the woods in spring.

Fajita Kabobs

Looking for a recipe that makes a tough cut of meat something worth savoring?

Spicy Grilled Hungarian Partridge

With grouse and partridge seasons here, you couldn’t find a better reason to fire up the grill this fall for this simple, yet elegant presentation that uses your fresh birds

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Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

The traveling hunter: Flying with firearms

Planning, preparation make a difference

Writer's treehouse stay doesn't disappoint

House built by Ohio couple near Mohican

Ontario unveils a few new fishing rules for 2014

No updates to OWI rules from last year

A bass’n plan: Head south for open water

The Great Lakes region offers fabulous bass fishing – except during the winter when the lakes are frozen and the seasons are closed.

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