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Pope and Young sanctions use of lighted nocks, bow cameras

Pope and Young sanctions use of lighted nocks, bow cameras

Bowhunters who go afield with lighted nocks on their arrows or who mount a video camera on their bow may now have their buck, bear, bull, or ram legally entered into the Pope and Young

June 2014
Bowhunting warmup for whitetails, bears, and stranger things via 3-D targets

Bowhunting warmup for whitetails, bears, and stranger things via 3-D targets

Archery practice: How many arrows should you shoot during a target session?

June 2014
Thanks to deer popularity, hunting land remains hot

Thanks to deer popularity, hunting land remains hot

Deer hunting continues to drive demand for hunting property in Illinois.

June 2014
Dove hunting suffering from generational gap

Dove hunting suffering from generational gap

A “handing down” of the state’s dove hunting heritage doesn’t appear to be taking hold, as hunter effort and subsequent harvests continue steady declines.

June 2014
Rite of late spring: whitetail fawn-drop 2014

Rite of late spring: whitetail fawn-drop 2014

Like clockwork: Freshly dropped white-tailed deer fawns are everywhere in mid-June, which is exactly how Mother Nature intended it to be.

June 2014
State taking heat for prairie chicken flights

State taking heat for prairie chicken flights

A bird that has not been hunted in Illinois in more than 80 years but is an important part of the state’s wildlife history is causing a stir

May 2014
The wild turkey files: Prepping for next year’s hunting

The wild turkey files: Prepping for next year’s hunting

Learn some tactical and equipment lessons from this year’s gobbler chasing and hone your calling skills for 2015

May 2014
Hunting dogs 101: Picking a pup

Hunting dogs 101: Picking a pup

If you’re interested in a new bird hunting canine companion, complete some research on bloodlines before plunking down your cash.

May 2014
Deer answers offered by DNR

Deer answers offered by DNR

One thing has been certain about the state’s deer program over the past half-decade or so.

May 2014
Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded tom

Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded tom

Ever shoot a gobbler with a beard measuring 311⁄8 inches?

May 2014
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