Illinois - Ralph Loos

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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
‘Wired Arrow Outdoors’ owners, pro-staff, charged with illegal harvest of 18 deer

‘Wired Arrow Outdoors’ owners, pro-staff, charged with illegal harvest of 18 deer

An Illinois Conservation Police investigation into the Wired Arrow Outdoors television show has resulted in the company’s owners, pro-staff members and guests being charged with 134 wildlife violations

November 2014
Tell me about your hunt: Firearms deer harvest drops compared to last year's opening weekend

Tell me about your hunt: Firearms deer harvest drops compared to last year's opening weekend

DNR released preliminary results today showing that hunters took 51,830 deer during the first weekend of firearms season, down from the 55,708 deer harvested during the first weekend of the 2013 gun season.

November 2014
New Illinois governor appears to mean new DNR director

New Illinois governor appears to mean new DNR director

There seems to be little doubt that governor-elect Bruce Rauner plans to appoint a new leader for DNR

November 2014
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