Illinois and News

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Giving a hoot

Giving a hoot

Tough to replace a favorite locator call

April 2015
Brushed in for the spring gobbler season

Brushed in for the spring gobbler season

Even with wild turkey hunting it can be necessary to camouflage a blind when conditions call for it.

April 2015
Bobcat bill passes House with fiscal and budget notes attached

Bobcat bill passes House with fiscal and budget notes attached

The House version of the "Bobcat Bill" passed today by a vote of 62-43. House Bill 0352, which would allow DNR to offer a bobcat season from Nov. 1 to Feb. 15

April 2015
Trappers dealing with roller coaster market

Trappers dealing with roller coaster market

John Wilson spent early April on a fur-buying adventure up and down Illinois.

April 2015
Illinois waterfowl hunters invited to opine on potential season changes

Illinois waterfowl hunters invited to opine on potential season changes

Hunters interested in learning more about this coming fall's duck and goose seasons now have an opportunity to ask questions to DNR staff in a face-to-face setting.

April 2015
Teach kids safe firearm handling at young age – well before the weapon is loaded

Teach kids safe firearm handling at young age – well before the weapon is loaded

NSSF offers new video to help parents out

April 2015
Caring for the mouth call

Caring for the mouth call

Don't hack your way through the spring gobbler season

April 2015
Wild turkey surprise: shotgunning high-noon longbeards

Wild turkey surprise: shotgunning high-noon longbeards

After sunrise, midday gobbler hunting might be the best time to tag a tom

April 2015
Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each hunt.

April 2015
Coyote proposal amended; bobcat measure moves on

Coyote proposal amended; bobcat measure moves on

A proposal that would allow crossbow hunters to have an open season on coyotes appeared ready to advance in the Senate – but only after an amendment added language limiting the bill.

April 2015
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