Illinois - Ralph Loos

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Agreement may keep Grand American at Sparta shooting complex

Agreement may keep Grand American at Sparta shooting complex

The executive director of the Amateur Trapshooting Association said today that a tentative agreement has been reached with the State of Illinois that should keep The Grand American, at Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex.

January 2016
Deer harvests up in late winter, archery seasons

Deer harvests up in late winter, archery seasons

According to DNR, hunters took 3,939 deer during the first round of the late winter antlerless deer season and the Special CWD season

January 2016
Second shotgun deer season yields bump in harvest

Second shotgun deer season yields bump in harvest

Hunters took 28,803 deer this past weekend during the second firearms season, up from the 24,745 harvested during the second season in 2014.

December 2015
Deer poaching case results in 13 charges

Deer poaching case results in 13 charges

Whiteside County CPO Ron Palumbo and a CPO trainee recently wrapped up a lengthy investigation that covered three counties and resulted in 13 charges filed in Knox County.

December 2015
Deer harvest up during first firearms season; Pike County slips in rankings

Deer harvest up during first firearms season; Pike County slips in rankings

There is an interesting aside to harvest numbers from the year's first shotgun deer weekend.

November 2015
Pheasants Forever seeks help with promising upland project

Pheasants Forever seeks help with promising upland project

You know the saying about land: they aren't making any more of it. When it comes to hunting land in Illinois, it's especially true.

November 2015
That Illinois buck’s antlers — they’re out of our control

That Illinois buck’s antlers — they’re out of our control

Are a buck’s antler characteristics genetically determined? Yes, obviously. However, the circumstance that is often omitted from the equation is that they can also be heavily influenced by the environment.

November 2015
Poll shows support for bobcat hunting and trapping in Illinois

Poll shows support for bobcat hunting and trapping in Illinois

Registered voters in southern Illinois support bobcat hunting and trapping in the state, a poll conducted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute reveals.

October 2015
DNR releases new 5-year waterfowl hunting plan

DNR releases new 5-year waterfowl hunting plan

DNR has released its latest five-year plan for waterfowl zone lines and season dates for duck and goose hunting in the state.

October 2015
As the Illinois bow season opens, CPOs remain on the job

As the Illinois bow season opens, CPOs remain on the job

As bowhunters gear up for Thursday's opener, it looks as though the 33 CPOs targeted for layoffs will remain on the job.

September 2015
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