Illinois and News

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Evidence grows in support of bobcat trapping

Evidence grows in support of bobcat trapping

January 2014
DNR heads into new year without turkey biologist

DNR heads into new year without turkey biologist

In a surprise move, DNR’s turkey manager quietly retired at the end of 2013, leaving one of the agency’s most successful programs once again without a lead biologist.

January 2014
Wolf case a reminder that cougars aren’t alone

Wolf case a reminder that cougars aren’t alone

The cougar shot in November wasn’t the only large carnivore to make major wildlife news in Illinois during 2013.

January 2014
EHD had impact on herd

EHD had impact on herd

Even skeptics agree that there’s no real way to attach a finite figure to the number of deer killed by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease across the state in 2013.

January 2014
Hunters seemingly have mixed views about deer

Hunters seemingly have mixed views about deer

Hunters surveyed online and at last June’s public deer meetings tended to contradict themselves when answering questions about the state’s deer herd, summaries of both surveys indicate.

January 2014
Changes to deer plans now likely

Changes to deer plans now likely

Fresh off the weakest firearms deer harvest in more than two decades, there are subtle hints that change is in store for the state’s deer management.

December 2013
‘Dealing’ with cougars could be part of future

‘Dealing’ with cougars could be part of future

The shooting of a cougar by a CPO in Whiteside County last month has resulted in public acknowledgement by DNR that Illinois residents may have to deal with the large predator in the days ahead.

December 2013
Hunters aim to muzzle gloom

Hunters aim to muzzle gloom

A disappointing firearms season could lead to an increase in the number of permits sold for the upcoming muzzleloader-only deer hunt.

December 2013
Push is on to improve turkey habitat, hunting

Push is on to improve turkey habitat, hunting

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s latest initiative, “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt,” will fund a slew of conservation projects in Illinois.

December 2013
State’s trappers have new spring in their step

State’s trappers have new spring in their step

The state’s new river otter trapping season has breathed new life into trapping, said John Wilson, the Freeport-based receiving agent for North American Fur Auctions.

November 2013