Illinois - Ralph Loos

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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
Fishing tournaments in Illinois will see permit changes

Fishing tournaments in Illinois will see permit changes

"DNR anticipates new fishing tournament permit application rules will go into effect in April,"

April 2015
Firearms deer permit lottery is open for Illinois

Firearms deer permit lottery is open for Illinois

Illinois hunters can apply now for first lottery drawings for 2015 firearms deer and muzzleloader deer permits online, or print out the application

March 2015
Illinois spring trout season will feature special fly fishing dates, three new sites

Illinois spring trout season will feature special fly fishing dates, three new sites

DNR has confirmed that the spring trout fishing season will feature a fly fishing-only segment

March 2015
Krause's 48-incher is Illini Muskie Alliance "Big Fish" for 2014

Krause's 48-incher is Illini Muskie Alliance "Big Fish" for 2014

Krause's 48-incher is Illini Muskie Alliance "Big Fish" for 2014

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
Illinois hunters would be allowed to use silencers under new legislation

Illinois hunters would be allowed to use silencers under new legislation

A bill that would allow hunters to use silencers on firearms was sent to the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on Friday.

February 2015
New DNR director hopes to make 'better use' of top staff

New DNR director hopes to make 'better use' of top staff

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.

January 2015
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