2011 Illinois Pheasant Forecast

Pheasants Forever recently released their much anticipated 2011 pheasant population forecasts for each state.  Along side this report the Il...

Last Hunts of the 2010/2011 Season

By all accounts it was a great season of bird hunting. We put out a ton of birds over the almost 6 month long season. The dogs gave us great ...

Late 2010 & January 2011 Hunts

The last couple of weeks in 2010 and most of January 2011 provided some really great mornings to be out in the field with the dogs and friends...

Woodlawn Clean up Hunt 12-2-2010

It was a beautiful winter day to be out hunting with the girls. Raven was just about 11 months and finding any pheasant, chukar, or quail in ...

Finding public land available to hunters

Today’s quick tip comes courtesy of Andrew Vavra at Pheasants Forever. He made this YouTube video shortly after completing their first ...

Woodlawn Farms – February 19th

Here is my 2nd take at video editing. This is from Woodlawn Farms Hunt Club in Creston, IL. We were in Field 9. The weather was nice and th...

Green River State Wildlife Area

This was meant to be a follow up to a post about our trip to Green River State Wildlife Area this winter. However, that post never came to be...

How do you stay warm on a cold winter day?

As I prepare myself for a fun December hunt at the Green River State Wildlife Area it occurred to me that the weather is going to be relativel...

Upland Hunting Checklist – Local

As many of you have personally experienced; when you first started hunting you packed pretty light.  Gun?  Check.   Shells?  Check.  Blaz...

Ozzie's First Day

We indoctrinated a new player into the game today!  Al & Traca’s black lab Ozzie joined us for his first day in the field.  The we...

Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area

As a follow up to my previous post about Des Plaines I thought I’d share a map we generated allowing you to view and research potential ...

What a day!

We recently made our first trip of 2010 to Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area for a controlled pheasant hunt.  The weather ended up bei...