Les Winkeler is sports editor and outdoors writer for The Southern Illinoisan.
Cold, rainy weather in the southern third of the state depressed the harvest in the first half of the 2020 Illinois firearm deer season.
When my wife bought a couple of kayaks on clearance last winter, I envisioned a couple of spring and early summer trips on local lakes.
Despite the lack of standard metrics, Randy Smith, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ State Waterfowl Biologist, thinks Illinois duck hunters will have at least an average season.
GIANT CITY STATE PARK — It’s been nine months since the COVID-19 pandemic came crashing down on America.
GRAND TOWER — In the early 1800s Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri and Columbia rivers on their Voya…
Jan Swetz, a Royalton native now living in Carrier Mills, would love to be able to fish the Bill Harkins/Don Sanders Four Man tournament one m…
Millions of songbirds are currently moving south to their wintering grounds, but the movement goes largely unnoticed, except for avid birders.
If the Wizard of Oz is ever remade, the iconic scene of Dorothy Gale stepping onto the front porch and seeing her world transform from black and white to brilliant color should be shot at the zinnia field at Rendleman Orchard.