| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:53 PM
The bobcat was on Illinois' threatened species list from 1977 to 1999.
Five years ago, amateur photographer David Horning was driving along a gravel country road in southern Illinois when the sight of a bobcat with a rabbit clenched in his teeth stopped...
| Jul 11, 2014
Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Afternoon descends on the piney woods of East Texas with a heat that clings to your skin, the air so thick you have to work at drawing a full breath.
Not that the owner of the Karolyi Ranch seems to mind as he bounces along in a utility vehicle that...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Duck hunters walk a fine line between dedication and dysfunction.
There are those who look forward all year to the 60-day duck season, which opens Saturday in Florida. They have spent the past several weeks scouting, re-stringing their decoys, patching...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida residents 21 and younger for $500 – half the current cost of $1,000 – from Nov. 24-Dec. 31.
The license covers saltwater...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Accurately judging the distance of your target as well as it’s elevation from your blind, stand or treestand is critical for success during archery hunting.
Bushnell’s new G-Force DX laser range finder (www.bushnell....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Hunters headed out in boats on a stormy Friday evening for the first alligator hunt in the history of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
"We're not leaving tonight with anything less than a 12-footer," said Bishop Wright Jr., of West Palm Beach,...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A glance at a map of Plainfield's boundaries reveals a town not only straddling farmland in Will and Kendall counties, but one with a variety of dips and divots in its borders.
Sometimes, a parcel of land surrounded on nearly all sides by village...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:40 AM
When some people see what they consider injustice, they make lifestyle changes. Others become activists. Deerfield High School junior and Highland Park resident Devin Pohn did both and became a finalist for an award twice.
Pohn was one of four...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Let us say you are a hunter.
Let us say you are cavorting at night in the hinterlands, trolling for a good place to hide yourself at dawn before plugging a deer that was meandering inattentively.
Let us also say you are driving a four-wheeler as you...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Gifts have taken Virginia legislators far afield in recent years — to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, to Paris and even to Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan.
The last two were courtesy of Virginia Uranium, which has been working...