All posts tagged "On Outdoors"

  • On Outdoors: Fall walleye fishing tips

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Although the weather isn’t always pleasant, some of the best walleye fishing happens during fall. Beginning in late summer, female walleyes begin eating large quantities of food as they nourish developing eggs....

    • Posted October 20, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Illinois fishing resorts and lodges well-kept secrets

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While Illinois is known for its fishing, some travelers are unaware of the number of lodges in the state dedicated to the sport. Home to several sprawling lakes and winding rivers, the...

    • Posted September 29, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Professor: Asian carp scare exaggerated

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer According to an Ohio State University professor, the potential threat of an Asian carp invasion in the Great Lakes has been wrapped in considerable hysteria and misinformation. Although Asian carp, most notably...

    • Posted September 15, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: IDNR website offers help in living among deer

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has developed a new website dedicated to helping Illinois residents co-exist with the state’s white-tailed deer population. The site, Living with White-tailed Deer in Illinois,...

    • Posted September 1, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Rains blamed for mosquito crop, West Nile not a concern

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While officials aren’t able to locate the command post that seems to be sending millions of mosquitoes to battle, there’s little doubt the Chicago/Rockford region has been a war zone where humans...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Hiker caps 4,000-mile Amazon River hike

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer A former British Army captain became the first person to complete a 4,000-mile hike along the Amazon River this week, capping a journey that began more than two years ago. Ed Stafford...

    • Posted August 11, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Not much to go on from Asian carp studies

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While the presence of bighead Asian carp in the Illinois River continues to be widely experienced, wildlife officials have yet to announce the impact the species has had on native fish. Because...

    • Posted August 4, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Lodging venture to target outdoor travelers

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Aiming to serve an increasingly popular niche—outdoor travel—a new travel company is expanding its business to include several fee-based services, including hotels and other lodging. Outdoor Traveler Destinations, a branch of Bluegreen...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: How-to series: How to make a gel fireplace for camping

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Every year, someone invents a way to make camping seemingly as comfortable as sleeping at home, and certainly more interesting. While for some, a sleeping bag and a bundle of firewood is...

    • Posted July 14, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Salmon and steelhead drift fishing

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Anglers making trips north for salmon and steelhead fishing do so having the basics of drift fishing in their back pockets. Those who go at it blindly rarely return. Drift fishing involves...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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