Jay's Jaunts by Jay Nehrkorn

Hunting Benefit That May Be Overlooked

Early this fall at a hunting and fishing expo, I met a gentleman by the name of Larry Williams who works for V3 Technical Services, LLC as part of the Illinois Lost Veterans Project. The project reaches out to veterans… continue reading ›

Think Small for Rabbit Hotspots

Deer hunting didn’t become a part of my lifestyle until my teenage years were behind me, but November has always been a highly anticipated time of year for me because it marks the opening of rabbit season. Like squirrel hunting,… continue reading ›

Hunting & Fishing Days Didn’t Disappoint

Approximately 42,000 people came to the John A. Logan College campus in Carterville on Sept. 22-23 to enjoy Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days, and I’m glad to say that a large percentage of them were kids. This year was… continue reading ›

Backwoods and Farm Pond Favorites

A day on the lake or at a park full of strip pits is great when you can pull it off, but during the long daylight hours of summer, quick fishing opportunities can also present themselves when the work day… continue reading ›

NRA Expo Displays Gun Industry Trends

The April 13-15 shooting industry expo at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in St. Louis showed that many of the trends we’ve seen evolving over the last couple of years are still alive and well – especially the “undead”… continue reading ›

Listen! Do You Smell Something?

Let me start by saying that I’m not the sort of fellow who sees the whole world through crosshairs, and I’m certainly not in the habit of trying to saw small creatures in half with a chainsaw – at least… continue reading ›

About This Blog


As a fellow outdoorsman and a regular contributor to Illinois Outdoor News, I’m pleased to be part of the Outdoor News blog roll. Those of you who have seen my drivel in the pages of ION may be somewhat familiar with my background as a 17-year deer and turkey hunter who cut his teeth as a boy hunting small game in the fencerows and creek bottoms of Perry County. I’ve also been known to wet a line now and then, and in recent years I’ve started getting acquainted with waterfowl hunting.

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