An unknown fish, which turned out to be a logperch, was on the exhaustive list of fish Vince Oppedisano caught from the Fox River this year.
Illinois hunters harvested 76,232 deer during the two parts of firearm season, down slightly from 76,854 in the 2022 season.
Paul Pezalla’s photo of his handmade floats in late sun and Arden Katz remembering his perch mentors at the Monstrose Horseshoe are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
The Bronzeville Trail Task Force met with the city two weeks ago discuss opening at least some parts of the trail.
Once the Brandon Road Interbasin Project starts will it turn the peninsula below the Brandon Road Lock and Dam into the ultimate stopping point for invasive species, especially invasive carp?
Perch fishing on southern Lake Michigan leads this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Mike Mikolajczyk had quite the November with big bucks in Will County in his vehicle, during firearm season and while bowhunting; he earns unusual Buck of the Week honors.
Philip Jordan sought a different path than perch fishing Thanksgiving on the Chicago lakefront. It paid off a steelhead.
A buck in Hegewisch, symbolic of too many deer in that area, a Downstate dog story and a near-record count of cranes at Jasper-Pulaski FWA in Indana are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
A day spent observing the first steps in revising the list of endangered and threatened fish in Illinois. Who knew what wonders swam in our waters?
An open house on the Brandon Road Interbasin Project on Tuesday and the St. Paul ice-fishing show beginning tomorrow are in this Go & Show.
Hunters give many reasons why they like using certain single-shot rifles, which are now legal for use in firearm deer seasons in Illinois.
Ice fishing finally getting underway in the Northwoods (maybe closer to home) and the continuation of perch fishing on southern Lake Michigan lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Illinois deer hunters had a preliminary harvest of 53,348 in the first part of the firearm deer season, up slightly from 2022.
A buck wandering a Chicago cemetery, wondering about the whereabouts of a sturgeon mount and Illinois’ low fall turkey harvest are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Show season around Chicago outdoors looks to be returning to something like normal.
Here is the master list of outdoors shows, classes and swap meets for the 2024 season around the Chicago area, well, there’s a couple in this December, too. At two updates now.
John Krizek caught a 72-inch lake sturgeon but couldn’t weigh it because of its heft.
Lakefront perch on southern Lake Michigan and waiting on ice fishing (maybe next week in the Northwoods) lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Family of Kenneka Jenkins, who died in Rosemont hotel freezer, to receive more than $6 million in settlement