Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report

Fishing in Illinois can be very diverse. Whether you’re chasing Coho on Lake Michigan, casting for Bass on a lake downstate, or catching walleye or cats on one of the state’s many rivers, getting the insider’s edge on where they’re biting and what is working is invaluable. Scroll down to get the edge you need to catch your limit in the Land of Lincoln.

Venison Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco is Italian and quite simply means "bone with a hole", there are some recipes for Osso Bucco that use other cuts of meat but a truly authentic osso bucco is made with a cross cut piece of shank that is about 3 inches thick. This recipe by Jamie Carlson includes tips for getting the right cut from your venison.

Duck Breast Prosciutto

Craft your own prosciutto using this recipe excerpted from Cured Meat, Smoked Fish, & Pickled Eggs © by Karen Solomon, photography © by Aubrie Pick, used with permission from Storey Publishing.

Types of Optics You'll Need On Your Next Hunt

Successful hunts are contingent on much more than just a firearm. No matter the game, terrain, and weather conditions, there is always a piece of equipment that can add to your hunt. No other area of hunting equipment contributes to the excitement of hunting than optics. 

Black Pepper Goose and Asparagus Stir Fry

This stir fry is the perfect answer to a busy weeknight when you want healthy wild game on the table fast. Made with Canada goose breast, but you could use any goose or duck breast, or even thinly sliced venison loin, rump, or round. The vegetables in this dish remain tender-crisp, while the meat remains moist and succulent due to the marinade.

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