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Welcome to OutdoorIllinois Online

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OutdoorIllinois Online enables the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to reach out to today's outdoor enthusiasts in the digital world with more outdoor news, in-depth features, how-to tips and great places to visit in our wild Prairie State.

At OutdoorIllinois Online you'll find “bonus" articles, including full-length stories about Illinois’ natural and cultural resources, plus outdoors blogs, where DNR staff and guests offer their insights into the tremendous opportunities awaiting us all outdoors. Or, if you prefer, listen to a one of our feature stories as a Podcast. Whether you've been a subscriber to the award-winning print version of OutdoorIllinois magazine or have just discovered us on the Web, you’ll find the complete listing of articles by category - including archives features - useful tools for finding outdoor topics of interest.