Plucking away at passing along passion for hunting
Outdoors

Plucking away at passing along passion for hunting

Thomas Bjornson pulled the stool from beneath his work bench and placed it next to box that already had a handful of duck feathers in it. His first time taking his 8-year-old grandson, Jack, teal hunting had yielded a pair of birds...

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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...

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
Outdoors

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.