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CPO, other DNR layoffs loom as unions get notice

CPO, other DNR layoffs loom as unions get notice

​More than 100 DNR employees will be laid off by Sept. 30, according to notices that were sent by the governor's office to public employee unions.

August 2015
Among the Cecil the lion protesters

Among the Cecil the lion protesters

Protest outside Dr. Walter Palmer’s office reveals dangerous attitudes about hunting

July 2015
Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, and emotions gone wild

Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, and emotions gone wild

The outcry and disturbing rush to judgement over an African big game hunting story exposes the sorry, dysfunctional state of public discourse in the 21st century digital world.

July 2015
The short supply of .22 caliber ammo might finally be ending

The short supply of .22 caliber ammo might finally be ending

A recent purchase and communication with other shooters indicates that the .22 ammo shortage is easing

July 2015
The 'Robin Hood' shot - great shooting or just dumb luck?

The 'Robin Hood' shot - great shooting or just dumb luck?

While shooting my bow in the backyard recently, I knocked one item off of my bucket list: shooting a "Robin Hood".

July 2015
DNR opts for minor deer changes this fall, future moves expected

DNR opts for minor deer changes this fall, future moves expected

It wasn’t the drastic round of changes hunters had hoped for, but DNR did make some small tweaks to the upcoming deer seasons.

July 2015
Flooding changes site of two waterfowl blind drawings

Flooding changes site of two waterfowl blind drawings

DNR announced today that flooding on the Illinois River has caused two waterfowl blind drawings scheduled for this weekend to be moved.

July 2015
Tackling ticks

Tackling ticks

Steps to take before heading outdoors

July 2015
Governor signs bobcat bill into law, bobcat season can open in 2016

Governor signs bobcat bill into law, bobcat season can open in 2016

DNR now has authority to map out and hold a very limited bobcat season beginning in 2016.

July 2015
Clearing up misinformation about deer ticks, Lyme disease

Clearing up misinformation about deer ticks, Lyme disease

Doctor shares little-known facts about ticks, Lyme disease borne of his experience

July 2015
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