Illinois Outdoor News

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – July 14, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers July 29: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’ Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Chuck Finlay, 618-567-1344. Aug. 5: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Big Horse Vineyards, Lewistown. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. Aug. 19: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 14, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleye action is really hot right now. Fishermen have been reporting good catches in Pistakee and Marie in the early morning or late evening. Jig and minnows or jig and leeches have done well as well as crawler harnesses drifted…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 14, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Francisko checked several boaters and fishermen in various areas of Rock Island County. This resulted in 19 written warnings and 1 citation being issued. The subject who received the citation had not purchased a fishing license in more than five years. CPO Alt responded to a call of an injured bald eagle in…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 30, 2017

Region I – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Teas responded to a call of a missing subject on the Rock River after a kayak containing a wallet, cellphone, and other property was found floating down the river. CPO Teas was eventually able to make contact with others who had been kayaking with the person earlier in the day. CPO Teas learned…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – June 30, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: The walleyes are really starting to turn on all over the Chain. Jig and minnow combinations or spinner rigs with nightcrawlers are the best producers. Strong reports of good panfish have been coming in. Small ice jigs under a float or…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 30, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers July 29: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’ Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Chuck Finlay, 618-567-1344. Aug. 5: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Big Horse Vineyards, Lewistown. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. Aug. 19: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – June 16, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers July 29: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’ Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Chuck Finlay, 618-567-1344. Aug. 5: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Big Horse Vineyards, Lewistown. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. Aug. 19: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – June 16, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: Jig and minnows or jig and leeches remain solid choices for walleyes on Marie Lake. Anglers are working them in the 5 to 15 feet of water range, with chartreuse jigs doing the best. Bluegills have been biting in shallows on…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – June 16, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis While conducting fishing compliance checks, CPO Jones watched a Chicago woman reel in a channel catfish from the Mississippi River bank. When CPO Jones asked for a fishing license, the woman said she wasn’t fishing. CPO Jones explained she watched her reel in the catfish. The woman was issued a citation for fishing without…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — June 2, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers July 29: Kaskaskia Valley Son’s O’ Bucks WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Mascoutah Sportsmen’s Club. For more info call Chuck Finlay, 618-567-1344. Aug. 5: Central Illinois Ridge Runners WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Big Horse Vineyards, Lewistown. For more info call Norm Gorsuch, 309-333-1369. Aug. 19: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — June 2, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones checked four Chicago suburb men turkey hunting at French Bluff Natural Area. All four were issued written warnings for no windshield card. Three of them were issued written warnings for unsigned permits. One was cited for use of an unplugged shotgun. CPO Posateri issued salvage tags for deer heads which were found…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 19, 2017

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 Calendar — May 19, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 26: WTU Rivers Edge Banquet, 5 p.m., The Ambiance, Quincy. For more info call Derrick Nelson, 309-224-2210. Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog gigging/hunting season opens. Shooting/Archery June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern S x S Classic Shoot, 8 a.m. each day, Medford, WI. For more info call Gary Kapfhamer, 715-965-7613. Tournament/Contest May…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 19, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Fulton man and a Clinton, Iowa, man for unlawful entry to a restricted area at French Bluff Natural Area. Both men were picking mushrooms during turkey season before 1p.m. Both men were issued citations. CPO Palumbo issued a citation to a Lee County man for unlawfully taking of a wild…