Notes come from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
WILD OF THE WEEK
Alan Anderson was surprised June 15 to see this opossum with a back loaded with joeys (young opossums) crossing the road in Des Plaines, about half a mile west of the Des Plaines River.
WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. To make submissions, email BowmanOutside@gmail.com or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).
“So a [tour] guide on a boat said for the river, “it’s catch and release only, by law.’’ Guy needs to get his info straight.” Chicago River angler Jeffrey Williams
A: I suggested he tell the tour guide to read page 23 of the Illinois Fishing 2022 Regulation Information. (Actually, I messaged something more graphic.) The Chicago River is under general state regulations, other than those related too Lake Michigan perch.
109: Years that Granddad, the late Australian lungfish at the Shedd Aquarium, lived; according to research published in Frontiers in Environmental Science: Freshwater Science.
“Motorists traveling in the Upper Peninsula are being urged to keep an eye out for moose and to exercise extra caution when driving after dark.’’
Michigan DNR, after a week when five bull moose were struck and killed in Marquette and Baraga counties.
Wednesday, June 29: Bob Clark, “Geneva smallmouth—Live Bait Rigging,’’ Walleyes Unlimited, Gurnee American Legion, 7 p.m.
Through Thursday, June 30: Second lottery, firearm and muzzleloader deer permit applications
Through Thursday, June 30: Final day, first lottery, free dove hunting permits
Through July 4: Applications, first lottery, fall shotgun turkey
HALL OF FAME
Through July 11: Nominations accepted for the 2022 class to the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame, firstname.lastname@example.org, (217) 785-2003