Rainy weather clears for Sporting Clays for Scouting event
Illinois News

Rainy weather clears for Sporting Clays for Scouting event

Not everybody shot a high score, but sporting clays shooters at Harpole's Heartland Lodge on Wednesday had beautiful weather on the course and hot steaks waiting when they finished.

Discovering the meaning of a good day outdoors is priceless
Outdoors

Discovering the meaning of a good day outdoors is priceless

MEYER, Ill. -- Ewwww. That familiar sound of disgust kept coming from Ben Jenkins' 9-year-old granddaughter, Isabella. She blurted it out loud and danced around when he pulled a worm from a small bucket and tried to convince her to hold it.

Volunteers sought for spring bird count in Adams County
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Volunteers sought for spring bird count in Adams County

Volunteers can still sign up for the 40th annual Illinois spring bird count Saturday in Adams County. Brandon Stehl of Quincy, who organizes and compiles the count, said more people are needed to tally birds at backyard feeders and in field locations.

First things first: Stocking, carrying first aid kit is must for outdoorsmen
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First things first: Stocking, carrying first aid kit is must for outdoorsmen

CLAYTON, Ill. -- Brant Rosseler didn't notice the erosion of the dirt and grass along the trail he liked to hiked had uncovered a tree root. Truth be told, he wasn't looking at the trail at all. "I heard a woodpecker and was scanning the trees...

World record shooter to perform at Sporting Clays for Scouting event
Illinois News

World record shooter to perform at Sporting Clays for Scouting event

Patrick Flanigan, billed as the fastest shotgun shooter in the world, will put on a shooting exhibition at the Oakley-Lindsay Foundation Sporting Clays for Scouting to be held at Harpole's Heartland Lodge on May 9. Sporting Clays for Scouting chairman Fred Cory said Flanigan has nine world records in Xtreme Sport Shooting. One of the records involves firing 12 shots in 1.2 seconds.