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.
The history-making sailor who grew up on the South Side was the first Black man inducted into the Sailing Hall of Fame.
In 2018, the Illinois attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit against the hotel, accusing it of violating environmental laws by polluting the Chicago River.
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.
Lake Michigan eventually will give up a pike big enough to top Illinois’ long-standing record: the 26-pound, 15-ounce pike caught by Walter Klenzak on Nov. 9, 1989, from what is now called Monster Lake in Kankakee County.
Northern pike, steelhead and a smattering of kings on southern Lake Michigan lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Dan Grabert and Paul Eastman had a record-setting catch of flathead catfish from the Rock River.
A timely memory of a grandfather, coupling monarchs in the western suburbs, kings coughing up gobies, and celebrating Illinois Natural Areas 60th are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors beyond.
A drop in mallard populations is one of the downers in the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Waterfowl Population Status for 2023.
Fernando Esquivel and his dad, Guilo Sr., have taken father-and-son weekend fishing to other levels of life.
Ryan Donovan caught a lake trout just shy of the Illinois record, which was a good reason to take a look at why lakers are growing so big in Illinois waters.
An early shoreline king in Chicago and late summer patterns lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Jay Damm and Bill Peak give a visual peek at a mixed year for summer/fall mushrooms.
Making spaghetti starter is more than just the act of putting a mess of good tomatoes to use.
An endangered rusty patched bumble bee reported in Rogers Park and a beautiful photo of a flying cicada killer wasp are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Fishing and/or wildlife watching is at another level at Hennepin-Hopper lakes at Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge in late summer.
The Sue and Wes Dixon Waterfowl Refuge has a couple openings, including filling the manager slot filled by retiring Rick Seibert since Hennepin-Hopper lakes opened more than 20 years ago.
Fishing the Chicago River includes everything from people cheering catches by Alex Moon and Ben Carbery downtown to the joy the Benesch family doubling up on fish many times during a morning outing last week.