First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Talk about opening ATV trails have been tossed around for a few years. Hunters and others who use state land are mostly opposed to the idea, citing loss of natural areas and habitat, not to mention the noise and crowds an ATV facility would bring.
Total ducks on the Mississippi River during the first week of November reportedly 146 percent above the 10-year average and 86 percent above late-October count.
State fisheries managers recently ended a trout stocking program in Lake Superior because hatchery-raised fish are no longer necessary to increase the population.
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Group of lakes to be stocked with about 5,000 fish and closed to fishing between now and then to give the fish time to disperse.
Hunters and trappers may apply for 2017-18 bobcat permits through Sept. 30.
Less sexy than spring migration, the autumn departure of raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds offers a lengthy birding season plus gorgeous pre-winter weather.
Hunting numbers drop, as well as hunting expenditures, but related expenditures and hunting-related expenses see increases.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law House Bill 2893, which amended the Illinois Wildlife Code to repeal restrictions on the use of crossbows during archery hunting seasons in Illinois.
For more success when ice appears this fall, test your sonar, GPS, and other ice fishing gadgets now – during the off season.
When you’ve got a deer in bow range, you forget you’re off the ground and neglect to consider the possibility of losing your footing.
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