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home : outdoors : outdoors   February 26, 2015 

IVCC giving away 'nature backpacks'
To encourage nature exploration by young children, Illinois Valley Community College’s Early Education Lab/Resource Center will be checking out backpacks as part of an Illinois Department of Natural Resources initiative.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Upcoming outdoor events

March 1 — Invasion of the flying fish, 1:30 p.m., Starved Rock State Park, learn about Asian carp, (815) 667-4906.

BFA meets Wednesday
The Better Fishing Association of Northern Illinois will have its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VFW Post 4668 Hall, 24th and Donohue streets, La Salle. Board members will meet at 6 p.m. before the regular meeting.
Monday, February 23, 2015

Believe it or not, it's sauger season
While a lot of fishing enthusiasts are just staying home, or ice fishing, Illinois River sauger and walleye anglers were launching boats earlier this month.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Ottawa warms up for morel, home-brew fest
OTTAWA — The organizing committee for the fifth annual Ottawa Midwest Morel Fest, a local festival including morel mushroom hunting, live music, home brew beer tasting and a craft and food market featuring local vendors, on Thursday announced the schedule for the 2015 festival, which will be Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 at Jordan Block Park on Main Street south of the courthouse in downtown Ottawa.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Wolf-like canine found dead in Grundy County
A large wolf-like canine recovered last week near Morris is in the hands of Illinois Department of Natural Resources biologists to determine its identity.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DNR announces 2015 wingshooting clinic schedule
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will hold 32 wingshooting clinics March through early November.
Monday, February 16, 2015

Rockford boat show Feb. 20-22 in Loves Park
The 44th annual Rockford Boat, Vacation and Fishing Show will be Feb. 20-22 at the Indoor Sports Center, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park.
Friday, February 13, 2015

Cook Co. Forest Preserve celebrates 100 years
The Forest Preserves of Cook County is celebrating a special milestone—its centennial. This Wednesday is exactly 100 years to the day since  the first Forest Preserves board meeting in 1915. 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sled dogs rescheduled for March 1
The sled dog demonstrations and seminars that were scheduled earlier this winter are rescheduled for Sunday, March 1 at Starved Rock State Park and Starved Rock Lodge.
Monday, February 9, 2015

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