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Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

Remington Arms Company, on Friday announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

April 2014
DNR deputy resigns after sick day scandal

DNR deputy resigns after sick day scandal

Only weeks after being selected to lead the Illinois Conservation Foundation, a DNR deputy director resigned after an investigation revealed that he had improperly used more than 40 days of sick leave

February 2014
Senate passes farm bill

Senate passes farm bill

Most conservation groups support the pending new law

February 2014

Eurasian ruffe: another river fish causing worry

Genetic evidence of Eurasian ruffe, an invasive species originating in the temperate regions of Europe and northern Asia, was found in Calumet Harbor in a recent survey of Lake Michigan conducted by a conservation group.

December 2013
New DNR program has the eye of fishing community

New DNR program has the eye of fishing community

A plan that will guide DNR’s recently formed Illinois Coastal Management Program is nearing its final draft stages. At this point, the program’s ultimate goals only indirectly touch on issues concerning anglers and fisheries.

November 2013
AP special report: The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

AP special report: The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.

November 2013
Cabela’s announces plans for three new stores

Cabela’s announces plans for three new stores

Stores to open in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and British Columbia

October 2013
ATV stickers stuck in storm of discontent

ATV stickers stuck in storm of discontent

The state of Illinois may have to buy some four-wheelers of its own if it wants to collect a new $15 ATV registration fee.

October 2013
Host of new laws aimed to aid state’s hunters

Host of new laws aimed to aid state’s hunters

Water is no longer considered “bait” for deer and turkeys, making life somewhat easier for farmers who hunted property where they also raised livestock.

August 2013
Cassens helped nurture shooting sports for DNR

Cassens helped nurture shooting sports for DNR

Tracking down Dave Cassens at the Illinois State Fair would be very much like shooting at a moving target.

August 2013