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Illinois hunting and fishing

After being swallowed, a rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike in a lobby aquarium exhibit at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Anchorage, Alaska in this Jan. 22, 2001 file photo. The battle to rid Alexander Creek of salmon-munching northern pike may escalate into a war next summer. More pike will be targeted by state biologists after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was awarded $635,000 from the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund for a four-year program to kill pike. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Jim Lavrakas)

Posted on Thu, February 10, 2011

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Some good gobbling

Fast forward to the end of this video for some good gobbling and a takedown on a big southern Illinois gobbler in April of 2009.

Posted on Tue, April 14, 2009

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Ken Shumakers 251 6/8 buck

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Clark

Date and Season: Nov 19 2005; Shotgun

Notable: Clark County monster scored 251 6/8


Bob Lenz’s 11-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Bureau County

Date and Season: Nov. 21, 2009; Shotgun

Notable: Ground blind yields a big buck.



Illinois Big Fish Stories

Pastor Everly’s 65-pound flathead

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Tazewell

Size: 65 pounds

Date: March 11, 2009

Notable: Huge fish caught by 76-year-old angler.



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