Handling of duck blind decision makes DNR look bad
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Handling of duck blind decision makes DNR look bad

Contrary to what many outdoorsmen believe, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources staff members do listen to what the constituents have to say. They just tend to ignore what they hear. At least that's the impression a decision impacting...

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Where the buffalo roam: Seeing bison up close caps trip to Badlands
Outdoors

Where the buffalo roam: Seeing bison up close caps trip to Badlands

INTERIOR, S.D. -- What took place along the jarring 5-mile stretch of gravel road should have been the highlight of a trip into Badlands National Park. Most any other time it would have been. This time, it was the prelude to the big show.

Hunters pay big bucks to go after big bucks or other game
Illinois News

Hunters pay big bucks to go after big bucks or other game

Matt Brunet sees lots of big bucks as he tends game plots or monitors trail cameras at Harpole's Heartland Lodge during the summer.

Hunting traditions strong
Illinois News

Hunting traditions strong

During her first deer hunt, Kelsey Taylor stood on a rudimentary tree stand made of 2-by-4s.

A dog, a ball and a playful attitude adds up to a good day
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A dog, a ball and a playful attitude adds up to a good day

The grass crunched under each step, dried out by the hot, humid weather and the lack of rain. It hadn't been mowed in weeks. It didn't need it either. The fact the grass felt brittle and had turned brown from dormancy didn't matter to Buster.

Missouri News

Public meeting slated for Saturday at Wakonda State Park

Wakonda State Park -- one of Northeast Missouri's most popular outdoor recreation sites -- will be the focus of a public meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday to give people a chance to voice comments and offer suggestions about the park and its operations.

Take time to look around to see the beauty of the outdoors
Outdoors

Take time to look around to see the beauty of the outdoors

The mission for fishing is quite simple. Land a lunker. The pursuit of that tends to make most anglers single-minded. They want to go on the water, get lines in the water and put largemouth bass, catfish or whatever they're chasing into their live well.

Outdoors

Sleeping in tent is opportunity to embrace nature's chatter

The glow of the lantern faded ever so slowly until the interior of the tent fell to black. The chatter from nearby campsites faded just as slowly. Eventually, the music died down, the partying ceased and the only things interrupting...

Gardner Camp hosting summer events for youth
Illinois News

Gardner Camp hosting summer events for youth

Gardner Camp has announced its schedule for summer shooting sports open to youths between 12 and 17 years old.

LaGrange woman helps in development of monarch butterflies
Missouri News

LaGrange woman helps in development of monarch butterflies

Linda Hess of LaGrange is one of the best friends a monarch butterfly can have.