Dale Bowman

Outdoors Columnist
A praying mantis well concealed in Orland Park, a question on harvesting white or albino deer, Patrick Walters’ big bag of smallmouth bass and a quote on feeding temperatures for Chinook are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
The first listing of some opening-day harvest numbers for dove season in Illinois at select public sites; list will be updated as apt.
Kids brought their curiosity to heighten a hike around Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve last weekend as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Illinois Nature Preserves.
From a chance catch, Nick Winstead has learned to more regularly target and catch walleye in downtown Chicago.
The smattering of lakefront Chinook from shore and prospects for fishing the Labor Day weekend lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
The annual look at field conditions and prospects ahead of opening day for dove hunting in Illinois on Friday, Sept. 1.
A question on the Chicago Harbor Lock, the wonder of an albino buck in Wisconsin and the surprise of multiple species on the Chicago lakefront are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
A cluster of three natural areas east of Champaign, like many other clustered areas, provides a multitude of recreational opportunities and protection of wild spaces.
A weekend celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Illinois Nature Preserves system and the Waterfowl Hunters Expo on Saturday in Wisconsin are in this Go & Show.