Illinois - Ralph Loos

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Bill that drops senior hunting and fishing licenses to $1 passes

Bill that drops senior hunting and fishing licenses to $1 passes

Legislation that would lower the price of a hunting or fishing license for people age 75 and over to $1 passed the House today, meaning all that stands between it and state law is the signature of Gov. Pat Quinn.

May 2014
Black bear confirmed in Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Black bear confirmed in Jo Daviess County, Illinois

DNR this past weekend confirmed the sighting of a black bear near Galena in rural Jo Daviess County.

May 2014
Illinois Conservation Foundation names Executive Director

Illinois Conservation Foundation names Executive Director

The Illinois Conservation Foundation has announced the appointment of Eric Schmidt, of Westchester, as the new executive director of the Foundation, effective June 1.

May 2014
Illinois DNR hires new deputy director

Illinois DNR hires new deputy director

DNR confirmed today that Michael Howard has been hired as a deputy director of the agency.

May 2014
Duck poachers in Carlyle Lake case are arrested

Duck poachers in Carlyle Lake case are arrested

Conservation Police Officers have arrested three men in connection with a duck poaching incident at Carlyle Lake.

May 2014
Illinois DNR says deer season decisions will be coming

Illinois DNR says deer season decisions will be coming

DNR announced today that it intends to make final decisions on deer-hunting permit quotas -- along with a decision on which counties open for late-winter seasons -- once all data is available.

May 2014
Bill that restricts powers of CPOs moves to Illinois Senate

Bill that restricts powers of CPOs moves to Illinois Senate

Legislation aimed at restricting some access powers of Conservation Police Officers in the state passed the House on Thursday.

April 2014
New rules for hunters harvesting wild hogs in Illinois

New rules for hunters harvesting wild hogs in Illinois

Hunters are now allowed to harvest wild hogs during the state's firearms deer seasons, according to a new rule approve last month by lawmakers.

April 2014
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
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