Dale Bowman, Chicago Sun-Times

Dale Bowman

Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois, United States

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Recent articles by Dale:

On tilt: The uneven rhythm and rituals this spring around Chicago outdoors

Dealing with the impact of the coronavirus has thrown off the rhythm and rituals of spring around Chicago outdoors, as with many other things. → Read More

Chicago outdoors and coronavirus: Illinois quickies, Wisconsin reminder, Indiana notes

Among the notes on Chicago outdoors and the coronavirus: Wisconsin DNR continues some restrictions, a couple of quick observations on Illinois DNR sites and the Indiana DNR extends license period and other notes. → Read More

Jack Hennessy uses pheasant back mushrooms, a spring find, in “Braising the Wild” to make Pheasant Back Stock.

Jack Hennessy uses pheasant back mushrooms, a spring find, in "Braising the Wild" to make Pheasant Back Stock. → Read More

Surprise muskie, really big: Good day on Chain O’Lakes included muskie surprise for Fish of the Week

Jim Galat earned FOTW with a surprise muskie caught while walleye fishing on the Chain O’Lakes. → Read More

Rock bass: Another state-record quality fish comes from Three Oaks

Jonny Pitelka is the latest to catch and release a state-record quality fish at Three Oaks Recreation → Read More

Chicago fishing: Walleye, crappie, coho, Chinook, bass; spring signs abound for sprawling raw-file MFR

Walleye, crappie, bass, coho, Chinook and other spring signs abound in this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. → Read More

Morel Mushrooms: Degree of difficulty as a visual

Dave Holmquist earned Morel of the Week for giving a photographic example of what it is like to hunt morel mushrooms. → Read More

Chicago outdoors: Owlet, spotted bass, charter comeback promise, partial albino robin

An owlet photo, an Illinois-record spotted bass, a charter comeback promise and a partial albino robin are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors. → Read More

Foraging Chicago outdoors: It is time for morel mushrooms, ramps and wild asparagus

The three prime aims of spring foraging around Chicago outdoors—morel mushrooms, ramps, wild asparagus—are at go-time around Mother’s Day. → Read More

Jack Hennessy does Venison with Vodka Sauce in “Braising the Wild.”

Jack Hennessy brings Venison with Vodka Sauce this week in "Braising the Wild." → Read More

Chicago outdoors and coronavirus: Ohio’s nonresident sales, Lake County’s interpretation on boating

The Ohio DNR’s reopening sales of nonresident licenses on Friday leads this update on Chicago outdoors and coronavirus. → Read More

Brian Dore doubled up on Fish of the Week with a panfish in a largemouth bass’ maw.

Brian Dore truly doubled up for Fish of the Week. → Read More

Illinois turkey hunting: Turkey of the Week called from a distance

Jim Lenc called a tom turkey a long way to earn Turkey of the Week. → Read More

Really big Illinois muskie: A nearly 40-pound muskie caught and released

Thad Hinshaw caught and released a pre-spawn muskie of nearly 40 pounds in Illinois. → Read More

Chicago fishing: Wisconsin opener notes, crappie inland and access updates

Crappie inland, access updates around Chicago fishing and notes on the Wisconsin opener lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report. → Read More

Morel mushrooms: Big finds in Chicago’s south suburbs for Morel of the Week

Jay Damm got his morel season started in fine style in the south suburbs, rain or no rain. → Read More

Chicago outdoors: Vulture in Chicago, Spring Bird Count, fishing electronics training, IL fish stockings

Beautiful photo of a vulture in Chicago, a different sort of Spring Bird Count, fishing electronics training in coronavirus times and update on Illinois fish stockings are in the notes package. → Read More

Opening Day: Hunting morels, trying to fish, enjoying reopening of some outdoor sites in NE Illinois

Enjoying the reopening of some IDNR sites on Friday, namely Kankakee River State Park for soaking up the outdoors, hunting morels and trying to fish. → Read More

Chicago outdoors & coronavirus: Heidecke, Silver Springs, North Point, Illinois Beach SP, Hennepin-Hopper

Updates come on Heidecke Lake, Silver Springs SFWA, North Point Marina, Illinois Beach SP and Hennepin-Hopper lakes. → Read More

Jack Hennessy brings White Sox memories and Ballpark Venison Burger to “Braising the Wild.”

Jack Hennessy brings White Sox memories and Ballpark Venison Burger to "Braising the Wild." → Read More