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home : outdoors : outdoors   April 29, 2016 

Vecchi, Bogatitus win white bass tournament
Fishing enthusiast Thom Matejewski of Cherry remembers when nearly 100 boats would go out for white bass tournaments on the Illinois River, and he’s hoping to see that happen again.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Better Fishing Association to discuss Kid's Fishing Expo
Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the VFW Post 4668 hall, 24th and Donohue streets in La Salle. On the agenda will be the final planning for the 18th annual Kid’s Fishing Expo. The free educational event is on May 21 at Baker Lake.  BFA board members will meet at 6 p.m. prior to the regular meeting.
Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Valley Outdoors Expo includes shooting and casting triathlon
The Outdoors Expo June 25 in downtown Spring Valley will include a shooting, casting and archery triathlon with prizes.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Power shut off, and state closes two state parks
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced today that Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area near Ramsey and Horseshoe Lake State Park near Granite City will be closed indefinitely. Ramsey Lake is being closed due to termination of electrical service. Horseshoe Lake will close April 25 due to termination of trash and electrical service. There is no estimate of when either site might reopen.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rauner proclaims April 24-30 as Illinois Bird Appreciation Week
To mark 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty agreement between the United States and Canada, April 24-30 has been proclaimed as Illinois Bird Appreciation Week by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

White bass tournament anglers could win $1,000 or more
Improving clarity, river temperatures in the 55- to 57-degree zone and fair weather made conditions great for fishing on the Illinois River, and angling for white bass and hybrid stripers has been excellent, says Thom Matejewski.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day in the Forest Preserves
The Forest Preserves of Cook County will celebrate Earth Day with volunteer opportunities, programs and events April 23-24.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wardens recognized in ceremony
Illinois Department of Natural Resources and DNR Conservation Police recognized officers for efforts during the past year.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Turkey update: Northern hunters start season
Illinois turkey hunters in the north zone began the season April 11 and killed 2,263 birds in the first five days, compared to 2,343 during first leg of 2015.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

View bison in expedition May 7 at Midewin prairie
The public can view bison during a public bus tour May 7 at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 45 miles east of La Salle.
Monday, April 18, 2016


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