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WILD OF THE WEEK
Marc Kasick photographed an American goldfinch on Sunday at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. He used a Nikon D7200, 300mm f4, with a 1.7 teleconverter (roughly a 500mm lens).
WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, takes place most weeks in the special two-page outdoor section of the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. To make submissions, send an email [email protected] or contact me on Facebook (Dale bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutdoor) or Instagram (@BowmanOutdoor).
October 2-3: Elburn, [email protected] . . Moment, (815) 472-4900
October 30-31: Elgin, [email protected]
Monday September 27: Iyana Simba, Director of Drinking Water Policy at the Illinois Environmental Council, Bridgehouse Museum on Chicago Riverwalk, free, noon to 12:45 p.m., bridgehousemuseum.org/events
Monday September 27: “What Ever Happened to Beaver Lake”, Michael Dobberstein, Purdue English teacher, Newton County Government Center, Morocco, Ind., 7pm
October 9-10: Elburn, click here to register, info at [email protected] or (847)309-1093
ILLINOIS PERMITS / SEASONS
Today, September 26: The teal season is coming to an end.
Friday October 1: Archery seasons for deer and turkeys are open.
Friday October 1: Chinook salmon and coho salmon fishing season is opening in some locations.
Friday October 1: Over-the-counter permits (first come, first served), public areas for ducks and geese
Next Saturday, October 2: Early trout catch and release season opens at a few select sites, the closest being Rock Creek in Kankakee River State Park
DALE MAIL BAG
“Ten years ago we would go to Burnham Harbor and catch three or four [Chinook] per person in one evening. Dale Rehus Tweeter
A: Rehus is a famous fisherman, but I think he remembers 20 or 30 years ago. I would love if the Illinois Natural History Survey had data going back decades for September catches per hour of effort for returning chinook.
5: Firemen on Engine 109 / Truck 32—Chris Nechvatal, Jimmy Johnson, Santiago Alvarez, Ali Abdolazadeh, John Reany– who helped string 150 fishing rods in a pinch two days before Chicago Family Outdoor Day last Saturday.
“Leave with a good attitude, respecting the wildlife you hunt and the forests and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will purify your soul and make you a better person.
Fred bear, the late legendary bow hunter, with a quote on fredbear-online.com