Bowhunting's secret to success is simple: Be prepared
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Bowhunting's secret to success is simple: Be prepared

FALL CREEK, Ill. -- Steve Temple estimates he spends as much money on hunting magazines as he does ammunition. "And to be honest, I'm not sure why," he said. Part of it is the pure love of the outdoors. So seeing pictures and reading about...

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Plucking away at passing along passion for hunting
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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...

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
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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.