The sites where the extension applies are the Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area in Clinton County, the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass County and the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area in Franklin and Jefferson Counties.
A lock and dam near Burlington, Iowa, recently saw 491 eagles, up from 156 a week earlier.
It's a chance to trap and fit some of the visitors with tiny transmitters to help track them around the globe and study a long-misunderstood species whose numbers likely are far fewer than previously thought, researchers say.
Stepp will oversee environmental protection laws and regulations in the region that includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
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Scientists said the biggest factor in the cranes' population boom is the conservation and restoration of wetlands, marshes and prairies, which is their preferred habitat for nesting and breeding.
Top tactics for bull bluegills and crappies as the first hard water of the season envelopes the American ice belt.
Successful shooting for pheasants, ruffed and sharp-tailed grouse, and quail requires different ammunition to account variances in size, speed, and flush distance.
That's down from 54,452 deer taken during the first firearms weekend in 2016.
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.
Harvest down slightly this year, but fall gun turkey hunting open in only 56 of Illinois' 102 counties.
The event, scheduled July 12-15 in Mason, Mich., will feature a trap-shooting competition for the highest-qualifying student athletes and teams throughout all affiliated state high school clay target leagues in the nation.
Action kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 in the North Zone, and a week later in the Central Zone.
Could be the last weekend to see the last of the peak fall colors in many areas.
Dave McCarthy has been a patient deer hunter, if nothing else. The bowhunter from Rantoul has been wanting to harvest a Pope and Young buck for decades, and last week his hard work — and patience — paid off. [caption…
With the fall rut and deer hunting season looming, it's a busy time on and around Illinois roadways.
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