A buck comfortable in a Chicago suburb. | Provided by Mike Lyons
Bucks in town, a golf-fishing secret, suburban wild turkeys and Crab Orchard Wilderness are among the notes around Chicago outdoors.
BUCK OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED
Mike Lyons photographed some growing bucks in town in the western suburbs.
BOTW Unplugged, the celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs as apt in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. Send nominations to @BowmanOutside on Twitter or Instagram, to Dale Bowman on Facebook or email BowmanOutside@gmail.com.
Monday: July 29: Mejay Gula, who curates the Tender House Project in which students develop new ways to use Chicago’s vacant bridgehouses, McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum Lunch and Learn, 12:15-12:45 p.m., museum plaza on Chicago Riverwalk
Aug. 17-18: Shabbona Lake State Park, (217) 524-5466
Thursday, Aug. 1: Applications begin, free upland game permit, https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Documents/Free%20Upland%20Game%20Hunt%20Instructions.pdf
Thursday, Aug. 1: Squirrel hunting begins
“I saw a turkey along the eastbound on-ramp at 1st Ave and I-290. I’m guessing it came from where the Des Plaines River meets the cemetery on the south side of 290.’’ Terry Saether
A: Turkeys have spread virtually across all of Illinois, the most striking introduction.
4,050: Acres of Crab Orchard Wilderness, the first wilderness area designated in the state of Illinois.
“I provided a reference for one of the young ladies I coach for a lifeguarding job at a country club. I asked her to check out the water hazards; if she sees something other than carp, I want to know about it.’’
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