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Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

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Drones, DNR grants getting capital notice

Drones, DNR grants getting capital notice

DNR is getting more attention in the capital than it had bargained for as lawmakers hit the home stretch of the spring legislative session.

April 2015
Algae blooms aren't just a problem in Ohio

Algae blooms aren't just a problem in Ohio

Even the West experiences the phenomena

March 2015
Rauner’s state budget includes DNR cut

Rauner’s state budget includes DNR cut

DNR stands to lose $6 million under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal – a cut that could cause the agency to consider pulling back on some programs.

March 2015

Rifles, silencers proposed in Legislature

Two separate pieces of legislation that each would change the way hunters hunt have drawn very different responses from the state’s hunting community.

March 2015
Wolf found along I-80 in Illinois?

Wolf found along I-80 in Illinois?

DNR reported this morning that an unidentified canine with characteristics of a wolf was found dead last week just north of Interstate 80 in Grundy County.

February 2015
DU, other groups give federal Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 a thumbs-up

DU, other groups give federal Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 a thumbs-up

U.S. Senate version appeared last week and contains NAWCA funding and LWCF dedication

February 2015
Rosenthal: Re-aligning DNR is game plan

Rosenthal: Re-aligning DNR is game plan

DNR’s new director spent his first two weeks on the job meeting with each of the agency’s 16 divisions – first steps in a process he and the state’s hunters and anglers hope will instigate progress.

February 2015
Drone operators target of new sportsman’s bill

Drone operators target of new sportsman’s bill

Nobody seems quite sure how one could be used to catch a largemouth bass.

February 2015
State’s trappers, seniors, boaters facing new laws

State’s trappers, seniors, boaters facing new laws

Cheaper hunting and fishing licenses for some seniors, permit fees for waterfowl outfitters, regulation of firearms used by trappers to remove furbearers from their traps and brand new requirements for boating education.

January 2015