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As hunters wait for duck season proposals, good news from breeding grounds

As hunters wait for duck season proposals, good news from breeding grounds

While Illinois duck hunters await the aftermath of waterfowl open houses held by DNR in June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released some good news right before the July 4 holiday.

June 2015
Big flathead catfish getting DNR protection in three rivers

Big flathead catfish getting DNR protection in three rivers

The state record flathead catfish weighed 78 pounds. It was caught in Carlyle Lake in 1995.

June 2015
World Shooting Complex could be victim of budget fight

World Shooting Complex could be victim of budget fight

Among the threatened cuts announced today by Gov. Bruce Rauner is the suspension of operations at the World Shooting Recreational Complex near Sparta.

June 2015
DNR appears posed to make deer hunting season changes

DNR appears posed to make deer hunting season changes

Deer hunters could be in for some changes this fall, if an announcement made today by DNR is any indication.

May 2015
Bobcat hunting measure gets Senate approval

Bobcat hunting measure gets Senate approval

The "Bobcat Bill" has won Senate approval -- again.

May 2015
Spring turkey season closes with a sizeable increase in harvest

Spring turkey season closes with a sizeable increase in harvest

Turkey hunters up and down the state wrapped up what is being considered a successful spring season, killing 14,999 birds.

May 2015
Turkey hunters posed to eclipse last year's harvest total

Turkey hunters posed to eclipse last year's harvest total

Heading into the final stretch of the spring turkey season, it appears hunters will easily surpass last year's statewide harvest totals.

April 2015
Bobcat bill passes House with fiscal and budget notes attached

Bobcat bill passes House with fiscal and budget notes attached

The House version of the "Bobcat Bill" passed today by a vote of 62-43. House Bill 0352, which would allow DNR to offer a bobcat season from Nov. 1 to Feb. 15

April 2015
Illinois waterfowl hunters invited to opine on potential season changes

Illinois waterfowl hunters invited to opine on potential season changes

Hunters interested in learning more about this coming fall's duck and goose seasons now have an opportunity to ask questions to DNR staff in a face-to-face setting.

April 2015
Youth turkey hunters kick off season by boosting their harvest

Youth turkey hunters kick off season by boosting their harvest

The state's Youth Turkey Hunt set a positive tone for the regular spring season, as the young hunters improved their harvest compared to the 2014 season.

April 2015
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