Illinois Outdoor News

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – July 12, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Teas and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Andrew Hyatt responded to a boat accident at Lake Carroll. An overloaded ski boat was pulling a subject on a tube, and the boat took a large wake over the bow. The occupants ran to the rear of the boat which caused the entire boat…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – July 12, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides, and fishing guides. Editor’s Note: Water levels have remained high in many parts of the state and fishing reports have been sporadic. More anglers have filed reports in recent days and fishing activity appears to be returning to normal, though flooding has affected some areas. North…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – July 12, 2019

Season Dates Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers July 20: Quail Forever Banquet, 5 p.m., A Fair Barn, Salem. For more info call Scott Tolliver, 618-267-6286. July 27: Kaskaskia Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 3: Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Steeleville. For…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 28, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. Editor’s note: High water and flooding continued in most parts of the state at the time these reports were compiled. Please keep in mind that due to this, reporting on some lakes and rivers was limited. DNR and other agencies have reminded anglers…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 28, 2019

Season Dates Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers July 27: Kaskaskia Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 3: Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Steeleville. For more info call Wendell Taylor, 618-214-2917. Aug. 17: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley….

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 28, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, While on a boat patrol on Lake Carroll, CPO Palumbo and CPO Trainee (CPOT) Skelton located three juveniles in an unregistered, 10-foot jon boat. Two of the occupants were wearing their PFDs, and the third did not have one available to him. The vessel was followed back to their dock, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – June 14, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis IIn Henry County, While patrolling at the Hennepin Canal, CPO Posateri found a car blocking the gate. The car was filled with food and other household items. The owner of the car and another subject were located, and they were camping in a restricted area. Both subjects had active warrants for their arrest, and…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 14, 2019

Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers July 27: Kaskaskia Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Aug. 3: Trico/Steeleville Scholastic Trap WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., American Legion, Steeleville. For more info call Wendell Taylor,…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. Editor’s note: Flooding and high water across the state have limited fishing in recent weeks and reports have been few. Anglers are advised to take precaution when trying to fish, especially in rivers where water levels can rise quickly. North Lake Atwood: Bluegills…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 31, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Francisko conducted a commercial fishing investigation. Commercial fishermen are required by law to submit an annual report to the IDNR showing what type and amount of fish they caught. It was determined the man under reported the amount of fish he caught in 2018. Other reporting irregularities were also discovered….

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – May 31, 2019

Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting season opens statewide. Banquets/Fundraisers June 2: DU Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Duke and Joannies, Chandlerville. For more info call Ron Royer, 309-546-2534. July 27: Kaskaskia Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club, Mascoutah. For more info call John McKinney, 618-207-0290. Shooting/Archery…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 17, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Carroll County, CPO Palumbo received a disposition in a case regarding a Thomson man arrested for unlawful take of a trophy caliber white-tailed buck on property he did not have permission to hunt. The man pled guilty; and his fines, costs, and processing fees were more than $600. The processed venison was donated…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – May 17, 2019

Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Banquets/Fundraisers June 2: DU Banquet, noon-5 p.m., Duke and Joannies, Chandlerville. For more info call Ron Royer, 309-546-2534. Shooting/Archery May 19, June 16, July 14, Aug. 18, Sept. 15: Whitetail Archery 3D Shoot, 8-noon, Clinton III Archery Range. For more info call Craig Bottles, 309-826-6099….

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Begin your search by setting your presentation half way down the water column. Best presentations include Mini-Mites and minnows. Bass fishing is slow. Muskie fishing is good….

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 3, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Bass fishing is slow.  Braidwood: Shore fishermen are seeing quite a few small catfish and bluegills. Fish are being caught on ice jigs under a float or…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – May 3, 2019

Northwest Zone – Captain Laura Petreikis In Henry County, CPO Posateri received a disposition involving a Geneseo man who received a citation for dumping a toilet out on the ice of the Rock River. He pled guilty to the charge of pollution of waterway, and he was fined $120. In Stephenson County, CPOs Beltran and Teas responded to a report…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – May 3, 2019

Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Shooting/Archery May 4-5: Tri County Gun Club, Open House, 9-4 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Dale Hayen, 815-625-7916. May 19, June 16, July 14, Aug. 18, Sept. 15: Whitetail Archery 3D Shoot, 8-noon, Clinton III Archery Range. For more info call Craig…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar of Events – April 19, 2019

Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog hunting season opens. Shooting/Archery May 4-5: Tri County Gun Club, Open House, 9-4 p.m., at the Club. For more info call Dale Hayen, 815-625-7916. May 19, June 16, July 14, Aug. 18, Sept. 15: Whitetail Archery 3D Shoot, 8-noon, Clinton III Archery Range. For more info call Craig…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs & Collars – April 19, 2019

Northwest Zone– Captain Laura Petreikis In Whiteside County, CPO Palumbo issued a Morrison man a citation and written warnings for unlawfully taking a white-tailed buck with no either sex deer permit, failing to tag immediately upon kill, and deer hunting with no habitat stamp. In McDonough County, CPO Elliott completed an investigation involving a nonresident hunter who killed a doe…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 5, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Braidwood: Anglers are finding some good largemouths on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. There are some days that reaction strikes are the way to go, so don’t be afraid to bounce a crankbait off the rocks to trigger a strike. Bangs Lake: Bass fair…