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Monday, July 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, July 15th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Remembering Mike Jackson, a ‘one of a kind’ angler, communicator in Illinois

Orrin Brand, right, who went by the name “Mike Jackson,” was a popular outdoor writer and fisherman in the state. He is pictured here with photographer Mike Seeling. (Photo provided)

Buffalo Grove’s Orrin Brand has passed away at the age of 79. Illinois fishermen are more familiar with the other name that Brand used – Mike Jackson.
Jackson once told me that he elected to call himself “Mike Jackson” because he felt that the Jackson name sounded more masculine and fit his outdoor writer persona better.

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