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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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Shoes drop: DNR announces closure of two state parks

Shoes drop: DNR announces closure of two state parks

Horseshoe Lake and Ramsey Lake pars shuttered due to electricity shut-off

April 2016
Poaching case: Tastes a little like bald eagle!

Poaching case: Tastes a little like bald eagle!

Feds seek poacher in southern Minnesota who apparently dined on America’s national symbol

April 2016
DU parts ways with ‘Closing Time’ columnist

DU parts ways with ‘Closing Time’ columnist

Article on the battle between Montana landowner and sportsmen over public trout stream access costs writer a longtime gig with Ducks Unlimited magazine

November 2015
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
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
New CPO class could be victims

New CPO class could be victims

The current cadet class of Illinois Conservation Police officers could be laid off almost immediately after they graduate at the end of this month.

June 2015
Peeking at young-of-the-year wildlife

Peeking at young-of-the-year wildlife

Newborn critters don't need any help from humans – don't touch, stay back, take a photo, leave and don't come back

May 2015
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