Actually late night time crawlers on New Yr’s Eve, a primary sailfish from a kayak, a photogenic suburban buck, and recapping the Illinois Division of Pure Sources’ security lessons in 2021 are among the many notes from round Chicago outside and past.

Notes come from round Chicago outside and past.


“I `shot’ this man [photo at the top] final week within the Cook dinner County Forest Protect close to Park Ridge,” Jeff Getz emailed. “Not the most important buck I’ve seen, however perhaps essentially the most photogenic.” I are inclined to agree with that evaluation.

BOTW Unplugged, the celebration of stay huge bucks round Chicago outside, runs as apt within the particular two-page outside part within the Solar-Instances Sports activities Saturday. To make submissions, electronic mail [email protected] or contact me on Fb (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).



Jan. 29-30: Diamond, (815) 907-7345


Click on right here for the entire checklist of exhibits, lessons and swap meets, repeatedly up to date, for the approaching months.

By at the moment, Jan. 9: Muskie Expo Chicago, Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles

By at the moment, Jan. 9: Let’s Go Fishing Present, Gateway Conference Middle, Collinsville

Thursday, Jan. 13, to subsequent Sunday, Jan. 16: Northern Illinois Sports activities Present, Lake County Fairgrounds & Occasion Middle, Grayslake


Tuesday, Jan. 11: Wisconsin information Jeff Van Remortel, Chicagoland Muskie Hunters chapter of Muskies Inc., North Department Pizza & Burger Co., Glenview, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 12: Jim Saric, “The New Age of Trophy Muskies,” $10, Fox River Valley chapter of Muskies Inc., Schaumburg Golf Membership, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 13: Michael Pehanich. “Ideas & Methods for a Profitable Multi-Species Spring,” Riverside Fishing Membership, LaGrange American Legion, 6:30 p.m.


As we speak, Jan. 9: Second dove season ends

Monday, Jan. 10: First scaup season, south zone, ends

Tuesday, Jan. 11: Remaining day, purposes for second lottery, spring turkey

Tuesday, Jan. 11: Duck season, south central zone, ends . . . Second scaup season, south central zone, ends . . . Second scaup season, south zone .

Friday, Jan. 14 to subsequent Sunday, Jan. 16: Second CWD/late winter antlerless season

Saturday, Jan. 15: Pheasant, quail, partridge, south zone, ends

Gerard Urbanozo exhibits his first sailfish caught from a kayak.


“Sure, acquired my first sailfish!!!” Gerard Urbanozo

A: You need to see the picture [above] to know the greatness of his catch and launch. He was kayak fishing on the vacation break. Kayak fishing in salt water ranks excessive for me for the sheer expertise of it and Urbanozo’s catch is in one other stratosphere.


6,297: Security schooling part issued scholar certifications in 2021 for looking, 6,202 for boating, 757 for snowmobiling, and 342 for trapping, by way of a tweet by Illinois Division of Pure Sources.


“Thought you’d wish to know that we’ve acquired night time crawlers crawling everywhere right here proper now. Not what I’m used to or count on to see on the final day of the 12 months.”

Christian Howe on New Yr’s Eve (I feel the crawlers had been in for a shock).