Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

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Illinois Junior Duck Stamp winner named

For the second consecutive year, Abraham Hunter, of Vienna, won “Best of Show” honors during the Illinois segment of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest. The acrylic painting entitled “Golden Daybreak” depicts a pair

State’s turkey hunters to face unpredictable season

Carbondale, Ill. – There are no changes in Illinois turkey regulations this year. However, DNR is surveying hunters this year about a four-season format. Some states, like Missouri, grant a permit for the entire season.


Rock River (Oregon): Walleyes are good. Minnows are best, and the top jig colors have been chartreuse, white and hot pink. Catfish are biting on chicken livers and night crawlers. At Dixon, walleyes are slow,

While second fish barrier sits, third one is planned

Chicago – The gargantuan Asian carp likely will have a second electric barrier to Lake Michigan this spring, a move that will mark significant progress in a years-long project dogged by countless delays and criticisms.


Lake Michigan: According to fishing reporter Cory Yarmuth (, the ice in the south half has moved out and the harbors are open. The browns and cohos are starting to get active on the lakefront

Father-son team wins MWC on the Illinois

Steve and Adam Sandor, of Tonica and Ottawa, respectively, caught a 2-day total of 27.6 pounds to win the 2009 Cabela’s MWC tournament on the Illinois River this past weekend. The father-son team landed 12.05

Granberg indeed cashing in at DNR’s expense

Here at Outdoor News, we predicted back in January that Kurt Granberg accepted his brief DNR Director position in order to cash in on the fault-full Illinois State Employees Retirement System. As Dave McKinney of

Illinois River restrictions lifted

DNR has removed the boating restrictions it authorized last week on the Illinois River. The agency issued the restrictions because of rising water levels and swift currents. Many walleye and sauger anglers have been unable


Lake of Egypt: Bass biting good on spinnerbaits and jigs or soft rubbers. Crappies are biting in 6 feet of water at the weedlines with jigs. Crab Orchard Lake: Lake has been muddy, and levels

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