Illinois Outdoor News

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 5, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Chicago man and an Arlington Heights man for falsification of records and hunting turkeys without valid permits. The Chicago man was also cited for hunting deer without a valid permit after it was discovered he had taken a deer in November. Written warnings were issued for not signing a permit,…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — May 5, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 29: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Homestead Event Barn. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140. Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog gigging/hunting season opens. Shows. April 28-29: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586. Shooting/Archery June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones and CPOT Poffenberger cited a Clinton man for killing an Illinois deer without a valid permit. A Thomson man was also cited in connection to the investigation for failure to report a deer harvest by 10 p.m. CPO Posateri investigated a deer permit violation from the 2016 season. It was determined the…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 29: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Homestead Event Barn. For more info call Scott Paisley, 217-242-7140. Season Dates June 1: Woodchuck hunting season opens statewide. June 15: Bullfrog gigging/hunting season opens. Shows. April 28-29: Midwest Decoy Collectors Assn. Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. For more info call Jeff Seregny, 586-530-6586. Shooting/Archery June 15-18: MEC’s Great Northern…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors like Waukegan have been hit and miss from Johnson’s and Government piers. The downtown harbors have been producing fish very well this early season. The powerliners have been doing well on both the coho and browns with…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 7, 2017

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…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis As CPO Posateri was working coyote hunters, the officer observed a dark plume of smoke in the air approximately one-half mile away. The CPO responded and observed a pile of rubbish smoldering. The officer spoke with the farm manager who was doing some spring cleaning in an office and had decided to burn some…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — April 7, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers April 7: Sugar Hill WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Lourdes Parish, Metamora. For more info call Jake Evans, 309-303-9988. April 8: Sangamon Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Illinois Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Springfield. For more info call Matt Davenport, 217-487-7238. April 29: Schuyler County NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Old Homestead Event Barn. For more info call Scott Paisley,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 24, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPOT Sanford and CPO Palumbo located two non-residents fishing without a valid, non-resident sport fishing license at the lower Rock Falls dam along the Rock River. The Iowa residents were each issued a citation for the violation. One individual was also issued a written warning for pollution of a waterway. CPO Finn received a…

Turkey hunters in numbers game

Several factors are at play, including the fact that the state’s turkey population appears steady and healthy. On a practical level, as long as rain and snow stay away, hunters will have plenty of opportunity for a rich harvest.