Illinois - Ralph Loos

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Public hearing details proposed boating laws, uses Chain as example

Public hearing details proposed boating laws, uses Chain as example

August 2013
Youth Deer Hunt expanded by one day this year

Youth Deer Hunt expanded by one day this year

The season adds a Monday to the traditional weekend season.

August 2013
Bowhunter survey indicates growing bobcat population in Illinois

Bowhunter survey indicates growing bobcat population in Illinois

A DNR survey of bowhunters in the state reveals that the number of bobcats spotted during archery deer hunts has boomed over the past decade.

August 2013
Illinois tubing permit fee goes flat

Illinois tubing permit fee goes flat

The $6 permit fee to float on an innertube in Illinois appears to have been short-lived.

July 2013
DNR investigating white bass die-off at Lake Shelbyville, Illinois

DNR investigating white bass die-off at Lake Shelbyville, Illinois

Biologists says that the incident is suspected to be "disease-related specific to white bass

July 2013
House votes to override Quinn's concealed carry changes in Illinois

House votes to override Quinn's concealed carry changes in Illinois

Today's vote was 77-31 to override the restrictions Quinn wanted to write into the bill.

July 2013
Public waterfowl blind drawings take into account FOID card delays

Public waterfowl blind drawings take into account FOID card delays

The June 28 issue of Illinois Outdoor News includes an article on the annual Public Waterfowl Blind drawings, which are set for July and August.

June 2013
Bill to expand legal use for shotgun slugs in Illinois awaits Quinn's signature

Bill to expand legal use for shotgun slugs in Illinois awaits Quinn's signature

Legislation that will make it legal for hunters to use shotgun slugs to take coyotes and other game other than deer has passed through the House.

May 2013
Bass fishing finals rescheduled for May 31-June 1

Bass fishing finals rescheduled for May 31-June 1

The fifth year of the IHSA-sanctioned bass fishing state championships at Carlyle Lake had been cancelled due to high waters. The finals have been rescheduled for May 31-June 1.

May 2013
DNR law enforcement seizes alligator in Bloomington house

DNR law enforcement seizes alligator in Bloomington house

A live alligator was found in a Bloomington home last week after CPOs were alerted to its presence.

April 2013
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