My son Kyle took this big doe last year. Youth hunts are a great way to introduce kids without a lot of other hunters in the woods.

Break Out the Blaze Orange Bowhunters!

In Illinois, this is one of the few times that bowhunters need to wear blaze orange. This coming Columbus Day weekend (October 11, 12 & 13) is Youth Firearm Deer Read More


Looking for a good deer stand location? Follow the acorns!

If you are looking for a great place to hang a tree stand for deer season, you might want to search out some oak trees. 2014 is going to be the “year of the Read More

I don't think this 6-pointer, still in velvet, has any idea that bow season starts in 9 days!

Gear up for Deer Season. Are you ready?

Illinois archery deer season opens on October 1st. Are you ready? Here are 10 gear-related tips to help you put some venison in the freezer this year, or at least give Read More


Fall Mushrooms are Poppin’

Sheepsheads are blooming in Will County. Sheepshead, or Hen-of-the-Woods, are an edible bracket fungus that grows near the bases of oak trees in September and October. Read More


Kankakee River is on Fire for Catfish and Smallies

With a break from all the rain, the Kankakee River has dropped to normal levels and the fishing is on fire right now. Jerry Bush of Joliet has been spankin’ the Read More

Featured Gear:

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Plano Gear for Hunters and Shooters

Fishermen know the name Plano. It’s synonymous with the best tackle boxes ever manufactured. But Plano has taken their proven expertise in crafting durable Read More

Recipe of the Month:


Beer Battered Sheepsheads

This is incredibly simple, but an absolutely excellent way to cook wild sheepshead mushrooms (or Hen-of-the-Woods). Serve them up at halftime of the Bears game, or as Read More