Not terribly long ago, foraging and collecting wild and medicinal edibles was limited to a relatively small subset of outdoors enthusiasts. Nowadays, it seems downright trendy to forage. Just like the other outdoor pursuits we
I’ve made plenty of mistakes during my career as a fisherman. It’s not easy to admit to being wrong about anything, but I’m a stand-up guy and I’ll suffer any slings and arrows I receive
Capturing and outfitting Illinois wild turkeys with transmitters over a seven-year period has yielded some interesting findings.
To continue adding to our understanding of wild turkey ecology, behavior, and their response to forest management activities,
The day in mid-March started out like any other, until a Highway Department employee found something totally unexpected at the side of the road in Rockford, Ill.
The discovery of a deceased fisher warranted a
Often it can be easy to forget why we started doing something, and what drove us to take a certain action. This can be applied in many parts of life as we like to ponder
While Oct. 1 tends to bring a lot of excitement for deer hunters, it is usually about the time the Mississippi River temperatures reach the low 60s or high 50s in Illinois. While you may
Here we go with the grumbling again from well-meaning DNR public land users who want to lend a hand. These folks genuinely care about our public lands and truly want to help out sites with
No nutria is good news – at least in southern Illinois. A large South American rodent, the nutria was introduced to the United States in the 1940s to augment the trapping industry.
Derek Whipkey, a
He was selected as our 2023 “Outdoor Person of the Year,” so early this spring I drove to his home in Decatur, Ill., to snap a photo of Bob Kerans holding his award.