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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5 Tips to Build up your Tackle Box

5 Tips to Build up your Tackle Box

Fishing LineWhen we were first establishing Capitol Outdoors we wrote an article about how expensive fishing gear was, then a few weeks later we wrote an article about What Fishing Line to Use.  Fishing like everything else has evolved... the gear, lures, boat etc.  It is an ever-changing industry.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Illinois 2015 Duck Blind Drawing

Illinois 2015 Duck Blind Drawing

Heather's name was called... our party cheered & chanted with excitement as she yelled out Blind 5. After a morning chatting with old friends we ended up with a blind. That was last year, let's hope that this year we are just as lucky! Winning a blind is such a stress reliever. Just released IDNR Announces Schedule of 2015 Waterfowl Blind Drawing Sites

Monday, June 15, 2015

My New Hampshire Free Fishing Days

My New Hampshire Free Fishing Days

Recently Capitol Outdoors wrote an article about how June 5 - 8,2015 was Free Fishing Days in Illinois.  It just so happened that I got to enjoy Free Fishing Days  in New Hampshire.  New Hampshire also had its Free Fishing Days on June 6, 2015.  When I first found out I was hoping to be able to fish.

Even though we had a wedding to attend we managed to find sometime to get the family together and head to the beach.  The beach is located on Lake Winpesaukee just down the road from the house.

Wow, what can I say...  With mountains of forests, crystal clear lakes and streams, this is an outdoor persons dream.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Illinois Dove Hunting Permits Now Available

Illinois Dove Hunting/Permits Now Available

Illinois Dove Hunting Dog
Reagan on a hot day with his retrieved birds
Starting today Illinois Dove permits are available for selected sites across the states. It's free, quick and easy to do. As summer kicks into high gear hunting might be on the back burner for a bit, however it will be here before you know it. Many outdoors men and women use dove season as the start of hunting season, especially for dog training.

Dove Season always starts September 1 and is a great way to get youngsters or an adult introduced to hunting. Why? Early September is still usually warm so the weather is nice, dove are fast and abundant and all you really need is your shot shells and gun. It's only been recently you've seen dove decoys.