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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
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
Turkey hunters look to rebound

Turkey hunters look to rebound

Turkey hunters had mixed success in the opening weeks of the spring season, but even hunters who failed to record a harvest reported seeing plenty of birds.

May 2014
DNR rule takes aim at state’s ‘smart pigs’

DNR rule takes aim at state’s ‘smart pigs’

Simply turning hunters loose on wild pigs in Illinois is not an effective method of controlling the population. In fact, it can have the opposite effect.

April 2014
Whitetail Alliance gaining support

Whitetail Alliance gaining support

As possible changes to the state’s deer seasons linger, hunters were given notice this month that lottery drawings for resident firearms and muzzleloader seasons were going on as scheduled.

April 2014
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