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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
Final deer harvest numbers shows another decline

Final deer harvest numbers shows another decline

Hunters took 145,804 deer during all 2014-15 seasons, according to number released today by DNR. That total is down slightly from the 148,614 taken in the 2013-14 seasons.

January 2015
Governor Quinn rejects bobcat hunting bill

Governor Quinn rejects bobcat hunting bill

On the day before he was to hand over keys to the governor's office, Pat Quinn vetoed the bobcat hunting bill

January 2015
Second firearms deer season harvest makes up some ground

Second firearms deer season harvest makes up some ground

Illinois DNR announced today that Illinois deer hunters harvested a total of 24,717 deer during the recent second firearms weekend.

December 2014
Bobcat bill passes

Bobcat bill passes

House Bill 4226, known as the bobcat hunting bill, finally passed the Senate today, with a 30-19 vote.

December 2014
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