Entries by Sam Van Camp

February’s Outdoor Column

When the month of February comes around it brings about a transition period between hunting and fishing and, with the warm weather we have had this winter, many of the local ponds and lakes are free of ice and fishing will begin early this year. Hunters have that one last season ahead as the wild […]

January’s Outdoor Column

The new year brings new opportunities for outdoorsmen and women throughout the area as new Christmas gifts are ready to be used and thoughts of warm spring weather loom in the minds of most people that love the outdoors. I use my winter time to organize and clean my fishing equipment so that the first […]

December’s Outdoor Column

December marks the beginning of winter for most of us even though we have a few weeks to go before winter officially begins. This also begins the cold period of the year and it won’t be long and here comes Christmas. If you have an outdoors person in your family and you are considering getting […]

November’s Outdoor Column

It is November and it is time to think about the big deer hunt coming up on us very quickly. I get a weekly update of the archery deer harvest in Illinois and, with this warm weather I have to wonder how it will affect this year’s rut. I’ve been following these weekly results for […]

October’s Outdoor Column

Each fall archery hunters head for their favorite spots trying to harvest their big buck for the season.  The problem is, big bucks arean’t very cooperative early in the fall and many hunters find themselves frustrated early in the season. I’ve watched the deer hunt for many a year now and big bucks have always […]