Illinois Outdoor News

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 22, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 23: Illinois River Bottom WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Forman Center, Manito. For more info call Matt Davis, 309-221-9935. Sept. 29: Central Illinois WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Knights of Columbus, Effingham. For more info call Janice Wernsing, 217-821-8801. Sept. 29: Pekin DU Banquet, 5 p.m., Pekin Dome. For more info call Terry Barnard, 309-267-7981. Oct. 7: County WTU…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 22, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones arrested a Lanark man after a complaint was made that he shot four turkeys in Lanark. The man was issued citations for use or aid of a conveyance, unlawful take of turkey, and hunting without a license. He was issued warnings for over the limit turkey, no habitat stamp, uncased gun, hunting…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Sept. 8, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones cited a Clinton, Iowa man for falsification of record and unlawful take of whitetail deer. The Clinton man was issued warnings for two other falsification charges. While on patrol in Mississippi Palisades State Park, CPOs Teas and Beltran observed three subjects standing at one of the scenic overlooks in the park. As…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 8, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: White and yellow bass are hitting Mepps spinners, pinkie jigs or live bait. Pike are being caught around creek mouths. Muskies and walleyes are fair. Catfish are fair on nightcrawlers. Bluegills and crappies good, falling into deeper waters (8 to 15…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Sept. 8, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Sept. 8: River Bend WTU Banquet, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 214, Bethalto. For more info call Rick Carr, 618-531-7148. Sept. 9: Des Plaines River Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., St. George Social Center, Joliet. For more info call Tom Schiever, 815-838-5971. Sept. 9: Silver Creek QF Banquet, 5 p.m., Chamber of Commerce Park. For more info call Pat…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 25, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 26: WTU Rivers Edge Banquet, 5 p.m., The Ambiance, Quincy. For more info call Derrick Nelson, 309-224-2210. Aug. 26: Little Wabash NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Teutopolis Knights of Columbus. For more info call Alan Davis, 217-821-6033. Aug. 26: Tri-City DU Banquet, 5 p.m., St. Gregory Armenian Hall. For more info call Jack Trittschuh, 618-797-2655. Sept. 8: River Bend…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 25, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis  CPO Posateri and Sgt Petreikis were patrolling the Mississippi River near Rock Island in support of the fireworks display Red, White & Boom. Just as boats were going out for the fireworks, a small 14-foot aluminum jon boat was coming back in toward the marina. A safety inspection was completed, and there was only…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – Aug. 11, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Posateri relayed an injured fawn to a wildlife rehabilitator. The 4-week-old deer had been caught in a fence prior to a witness setting it free. However, there was an injury to the leg of the fawn, and he was unable to walk. This was the fourth fawn the rehabilitator had this year. Two…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – Aug. 11, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 19: Honest Woods WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Rock, Coal Valley. For more info call Tom Van Houtte, 309-781-5178. Aug. 26: WTU Rivers Edge Banquet, 5 p.m., The Ambiance, Quincy. For more info call Derrick Nelson, 309-224-2210. Aug. 26: Little Wabash NWTF Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Teutopolis Knights of Columbus. For more info call Alan Davis, 217-821-6033. Aug. 26:…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 11, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: Flooding has been tough, but some reports of walleyes biting well in the evening on jig/minnow combos and crawler harnesses. Bass are holding tight to cover and are hitting wacky rigged worms near boat docks and weedless frogs worked over the…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars – July 28, 2017

Region I – Captain Laura Petreikis CPO Finn received the disposition of two men who shot a duck and two rabbits near Lake Mendota earlier this year. Both men were found guilty of hunting by use of a vehicle, hunting from a roadway and taking ducks out of season. They were charged $600 each and given one year of supervision….

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar – July 28, 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 28, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Chain: Boating was closed in mid-July due to flooding. Before heavy flooding hit the lakes, bluegills were good in shallow water. Crappies were good on minnows and light jigs around piers in channels. Northern pike were hitting spinnerbaits and spoons. Catfish are…