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WATCH: Friendly otter greets kayaker

WATCH: Friendly otter greets kayaker
  While kayaking at Moss Landing in Monterey Bay, a group of paddlers were visited by a brave and curious otter. The little critter…
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Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun

Deer Rifles—How to Choose The Perfect Gun
It is fall, which means that the leaves are changing and gun writers are doing articles on the “Great American Deer Rifle.” Picking out a…
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Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors

Paddle Your Way To See The Best Fall Colors
It’s hard not to get a scenic vista when you’re paddling. Throw in the changing colors of autumn, however, and you’re in for a real…
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2018 Deer Forecast: Big Opportunities (and Bucks) Await Hunters

2018 Deer Forecast: Big Opportunities (and Bucks) Await Hunters
Despite facing many challenges, deer hunters across the country have good reason to expect big things from the 2018-’19 season. Whitetails,…
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ATV Riding--How To Avoid Confrontations On The Trail

ATV Riding--How To Avoid Confrontations On The Trail
Autumn is one of the best times to take to the trail on your ATV or UTV to catch the fall colors and enjoy game viewing at its best. But you’ll…
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10 Best Archery Outfitters in Illinois

10 Best Archery Outfitters in Illinois
Illinois is fortunate to have a great selection of high-quality archery gear stores throughout the state. No matter your archery style or experience…
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Scent Control—How To Create A Strategy To Fool More Deer

Scent Control—How To Create A Strategy To Fool More Deer
Whitetail hunters, especially bowhunters, can generally be divided into two factions when it comes to scent control. The first are the devout,…
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Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies

Shoot Your Way To Catching More Crappies
Crappie fishing is often associated with open water, cane poles, live minnows and brush piles, but by the time autumn arrives the popular panfish…
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WATCH: Rabbit escapes cat, immediately regrets it

WATCH: Rabbit escapes cat, immediately regrets it
  In a backyard in Brush Prairie, Washington, a person discovered a cat proudly bringing home a rabbit in its mouth. When it sees an opening,…
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Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond

Fall Foraging in the Northwest and Beyond
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!

Best Fall Camping Adventures To Do Right Now!
It’s mid-September, and instead of sitting in bumper to bumper traffic awaiting your turn at the Yosemite National Park  entry gate,…
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WATCH: Girl wrangles giant catfish with her hands

WATCH: Girl wrangles giant catfish with her hands
  Noodling for catfish is no easy task. You have to be willing to get in the mud and wrestle with them. And sometimes, they can even exceed…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Illinois

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Illinois
Illinois offers dozens of beautiful campsites throughout the state, but nothing is quite as relaxing as a lakeside campsite. The following lakeside…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Illinois

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Illinois
Illinois offers plenty of opportunities for backpacking in the many scenic landscapes throughout the state. With such a wide variety of landscapes…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Illinois

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Illinois
Camping creates fond family memories, and Illinois is home to many great campgrounds for your next family getaway. Whether you’re looking for a…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Illinois

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Illinois
RV camping provides the perfect opportunity to get away from the daily mundane routines and stresses of our modern lifestyles. Illinois offers many…
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Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Illinois

Camping Done Right: 7 Best Outdoor Stores in Illinois
Choosing the right camping gear is an essential part of planning any camping trip. Whether you’re just going down to the creek for a night…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Illinois

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Illinois
Nothing beats running on a nature trail through wilderness. Illinois offers hundreds of running trails, all of which boast scenic views around every…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Illinois

5 Energizing Hikes in Illinois
Working out at the gym can get mundane for outdoor enthusiasts, so many decide to pursue invigorating hikes in nature. From rock formations to scenic…
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Start Your Trek: 10 Best Hiking Retailers in Illinois

Start Your Trek: 10 Best Hiking Retailers in Illinois
Before undertaking any hiking trip, one must be equipped with all of the proper equipment. From the right boots, the right layers, to the right…
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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fox Ridge State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Fox Ridge State Park
Sprawling across thousands of acres with twinkling lakes and lush vegetation, Fox Ridge State Park is the ideal escape. Whether you’re looking…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Illinois

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Illinois
Illinois is home to hundreds of bird species thanks to the diverse habitats throughout the state. The preservation of these wetlands, prairies,…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Illinois

5 Great Hiking Trails in Illinois
Illinois’ diverse natural landscapes and abundant state parks have led to the many great hiking trails around the state. With thousands of…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Illinois

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Illinois
Scenic hikes are relaxing, inspiring, and invigorating for both new and experienced hikers. There are hundreds of hiking trails throughout Illinois…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Illinois

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Illinois
There’s nothing quite like jet skiing on a calm, beautiful lake surrounded by nature. The abundant lakes in Illinois provide many opportunities…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Illinois

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Illinois
Paddleboarding is a unique experience, granting paddlers a new perspective of a river, lake, reservoir, or ocean. Not only is this water sport…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Illinois

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Illinois
Kayaking allows you to experience nature at its finest—on the water’s surface surrounded by wildlife. Illinois has many beautiful rivers…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Illinois

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in Illinois
Illinois’ locally-owned bait shops offer fresh, high-quality bait and expert fishing advice. What more could you ask for? Whether you’re…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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Events Near North Chicago IL

31ST ANNIVERSARY

31ST ANNIVERSARY
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
Northbrook Sports Club
Grayslake, IL
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Waterford Commons Farmer's Market

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:00pm
Waterford Commons Plaza
Lake Villa, IL
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Petrifying Springs Biergarten Oktoberfest - Southport Polka Band

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 6:00pm
Petrifying Springs Biergarten
Kenosha, WI
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Moraine Hills Run for the Hills

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018
Moraine Hills State Park
McHenry, IL
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Superhero 5K And 1 Mile Kids' Run

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:00am
Waukegan SportsPark
Waukegan, IL
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Field Trip - Chain O’ Lakes State Park

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:30am
Chain O’ Lakes State Park
Spring Grove, IL
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Mesothelioma Race for Justice

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 7:30am
Half Day Forest Preserve
Vernon Hills, IL
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Trot for Theresa 5K

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:00am
St. Theresa School
Palatine, IL
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Edgebrook Neighborhood Farmers Market

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:00am
Edgebrook Elementary School
Chicago, IL
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BGI – Seed Collecting

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:00am
Flint Creek Watershed Partnership
Barrington, IL
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Fall Food Truck Festival

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 at 10:00am
LaBagh Woods
Chicago, IL
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