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About

Let Les Winkeler lead you on a wildlife adventure through Southern Illinois. For the past 30-plus years Les has explored the rivers and lakes, hills and valleys of the region as the outdoors writer for the Southern Illinoisan. Put Les’ experience to work for you exploring the area’s woods and waters, searching for songbirds, waterfowl, wading birds, deer and turkey. Better yet, take home a photographic record of the experience. Bring your cameras if you like. If not, Les can outfit you with quality Canon equipment. Check out our segment on WSIL for a feel of the wildlife experience.

“I have lived in southern Illinois all of my life. Les showed me more wild life and wild life areas that I had heard of but never visited until I made the trip with him. I will be forever grateful to him for sharing his knowledge and experiences with me.” – Harold Bardo

Available Tours

6 HRS – 1 PERSON $250
2-3 PEOPLE $300 TOTAL

“Songbirds”
Sahara Woods State Fish and Wildlife Area

  • Camera rental available upon request.
  • Binoculars are provided at no cost.
  • Your photos available online at no charge.
6 HRS – 1 PERSON $250
2-3 PEOPLE $300 TOTAL

“Waterfowl and Wading Birds”
Mermet Lake and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

  • Camera rental available upon request.
  • Binoculars are provided at no cost.
  • Your photos available online at no charge.
6 HRS – 1 PERSON $250
2-3 PEOPLE $300 TOTAL

“Eagles and Ducks”
Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

  • Camera rental available upon request.
  • Binoculars are provided at no cost.
  • Your photos available online at no charge.

“ We saw a predatory bald eagle, one of two sighted, who disturbed several hundred ducks which rose in flight, making a dramatic sight” – Roger Lyons