Illinois - Ralph Loos

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Wolf, bear and cougar protection takes effect Jan. 1

Wolf, bear and cougar protection takes effect Jan. 1

Protection of wolves, black bears and cougars will come under the protection of the Illinois Wildlife Code on Jan. 1, 2015, DNR Director Marc Miller announced today.

August 2014
Bill giving Illinois seniors break on fishing and hunting licenses signed into law

Bill giving Illinois seniors break on fishing and hunting licenses signed into law

August 2014
Illinois ATV law allowing free use on private land signed in time for fall hunting seasons

Illinois ATV law allowing free use on private land signed in time for fall hunting seasons

Gov. Patt Quinn has signed a new state law that eliminates the registration fee for owners of ATVs who operate the vehicles on private property.

June 2014
Fewer firearms permits, fewer late winter counties part of DNR's deer changes

Fewer firearms permits, fewer late winter counties part of DNR's deer changes

After months of anticipation by the state's hunters, DNR today announced changes to the coming deer seasons.

June 2014
Sling bow creator suing DNR

Sling bow creator suing DNR

June 2014
Kenney, well-respected former DOC director, remembered

Kenney, well-respected former DOC director, remembered

June 2014
July perch fishing will be allowed on Lake Michigan

July perch fishing will be allowed on Lake Michigan

In a move much anticipated by Lake Michigan anglers, DNR has decided to open perch fishing on the lake during July for the first time since 2001.

June 2014
First deer permit lottery results are in; permits to be mailed in coming weeks

First deer permit lottery results are in; permits to be mailed in coming weeks

DNR announced today that it has completed the first drawing for 2014 Resident firearm deer hunting permits.

May 2014
Bill that drops senior hunting and fishing licenses to $1 passes

Bill that drops senior hunting and fishing licenses to $1 passes

Legislation that would lower the price of a hunting or fishing license for people age 75 and over to $1 passed the House today, meaning all that stands between it and state law is the signature of Gov. Pat Quinn.

May 2014
Black bear confirmed in Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Black bear confirmed in Jo Daviess County, Illinois

DNR this past weekend confirmed the sighting of a black bear near Galena in rural Jo Daviess County.

May 2014
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