Illinois - Keri Butt

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Illinois Whitetail Alliance gets support from IFOR

Illinois Whitetail Alliance gets support from IFOR

The board of the Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources voted unanimously this week to support the efforts of the Illinois Whitetail Alliance.

March 2014
Former Illinos DNR Director Manning addresses deer herd

Former Illinos DNR Director Manning addresses deer herd

Like many hunters in the state, Manning believes that EHD and blue tongue disease have taken their toll on the deer.

March 2014
Time for Illinois DNR to communicate deer plans to state's hunters

Time for Illinois DNR to communicate deer plans to state's hunters

Last I heard, DNR is “reevaluating” their approach in controlling CWD and the deer population.

January 2014
Deer hunters prepare – Sweet November has arrived

Deer hunters prepare – Sweet November has arrived

This is it – the time of the year that hunters hit the woods while holding out all hope of reaping the rewards of what the 2013 rut, with any luck, will sow.

October 2013
Deer prepare to face the harsh elements of winter

Deer prepare to face the harsh elements of winter

Winter in the northern regions is by far the cruelest few months on the whitetail’s calendar.

October 2013
Its not all fun and games for an Illinois buck

Its not all fun and games for an Illinois buck

A buck in Illinois must endure plenty of hardships through the year to survive, and that's not even counting the upcoming bow season.

September 2013
As bow season nears, make sure boundaries are marked

As bow season nears, make sure boundaries are marked

As bow season inches closer, the old saying, “good fences make good neighbors” comes to mind.

August 2013
Deer Season is Closing In

Deer Season is Closing In

Archery deer season is less than three months away. A look back at the mishaps of last season, and big hopes for this season.

July 2013
Even Fawns Get Scolded

Even Fawns Get Scolded

Let’s put it this way; a mama doe does not “spare the rod."

July 2013
Deer herd health begins with fawn recruitment

Deer herd health begins with fawn recruitment

The summer months are important for the deer herd, as fawns born in the spring begin to grow and develop.

June 2013