Illinois - Ralph Loos

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Management mis-steps at Illinois DNR continue

Management mis-steps at Illinois DNR continue

DNR administrators are still playing defense after two more high-ranking agency officials were called out for bending rules.

March 2014
Bobcat hunting and trapping bill passes in Illinois

Bobcat hunting and trapping bill passes in Illinois

Lawmakers on Thursday approved House Bill 4226, in effect giving DNR the OK to open a bobcat hunting and trapping season in the state.

March 2014
Young bow and arrow experts in Springfield this weekend for archery state tournament

Young bow and arrow experts in Springfield this weekend for archery state tournament

Nearly 900 archers will compete in Springfield this weekend as DNR hosts the National Archery in the Schools Program's State Tournament.

March 2014
Illinois DNR postpones ATV stamp requirement

Illinois DNR postpones ATV stamp requirement

DNR announced today that it is pushing back implementation of the ATV stamp, officially known as the Illinois Off-Highway Vehicle Usage Stamp.

March 2014
Illinois CPOs would have less access to private land under new legislation

Illinois CPOs would have less access to private land under new legislation

New legislation currently sitting in the Rules Committee would limit the power of DNR Conservation Police Officers and place restrictions on them that are more similar to other law enforcement officers in the state.

March 2014
Illinois Whitetail Alliance launches, releases goals and ideas

Illinois Whitetail Alliance launches, releases goals and ideas

Long-rumored and now a reality, the Illinois Whitetail Alliance offered the public a straight-forward accounting of what it is and what it hopes to do.

February 2014
Illinois DNR announces it will make changes to deer seasons; 40 counties may be affected

Illinois DNR announces it will make changes to deer seasons; 40 counties may be affected

DNR plans to revise deer population objectives for more than 40 counties beginning with the 2014-15 deer season

February 2014
Media Report: Will County deer tests positive for CWD

Media Report: Will County deer tests positive for CWD

According to reports out of Will County, a deer culled at the Kankakee Sands Preserve tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

February 2014
Big moves at Illinois DNR: Turkey biologist exits, deputy director takes ICF lead

Big moves at Illinois DNR: Turkey biologist exits, deputy director takes ICF lead

Paul Brewer, who became the state turkey biologist in 2010, surprised the DNR administration by announcing his retirement.

January 2014
According to the Illinois DNR report, 1,220 deer died from EHD this year

According to the Illinois DNR report, 1,220 deer died from EHD this year

DNR today released a report on Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, which is being blamed for a deline in the state's deer herd and, as a result, the 2013 deer harvest.

December 2013
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