Outdoorsman shows spirit can never be stolen
Outdoors

Outdoorsman shows spirit can never be stolen

Billy Hastings whittled away a small slice of bark with the same pace at which he told his story. Everything is slow and steady. Sitting on a chunk of a white oak tree trunk he'd cut to be the perfect dimension for a stool, Hastings allowed...

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Options for stocking stuffers for outdoorsmen are limitless
Outdoors

Options for stocking stuffers for outdoorsmen are limitless

Three shopping days remain. Shelves in retail outlets are beginning to look a little bare. Online orders won't arrive until December 26 at the earliest and possibly not until January because you didn't realize that one-of-a-kind gift is being shipped...

Final days of duck season require subtle changes in strategy
Outdoors

Final days of duck season require subtle changes in strategy

QUINCY -- The colder temperatures of the early December mornings didn't deter Bob Robinson from waking up before dawn in order to spend a couple of hours each day in his duck blind, even if he was often the only one around. "It's kind of lonely when...

Hunting chatter can end up kind up squirrelly
Outdoors

Hunting chatter can end up kind up squirrelly

In the dark of the morn, before the rising sun even hit the horizon, the woods sat quiet. Not even the roosters from the nearby farms were yet crowing. There was such little commotion, every sound was magnified. The crunch of leaves on the forest floor...

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Rifle Association town hall Dec. 15 in Pittsfield

The Illinois State Rifle Association will host a town hall meeting in Pittsfield as part of ongoing efforts to rally gun owners across the state to preserve Second Amendment rights.

PigFest is a big party, for a cause
Quincy News

PigFest is a big party, for a cause

PigFest might become an annual tradition thanks to great food, music and a crowd supporting a local cause. Saturday's PigFest at the Oakley-Lindsay Center featured pork offerings from 12 local restaurants and caterers.