Illinois - Keri Butt

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Firearms harvest is down, but is it because hunters are choosing to fill fewer permits?

Firearms harvest is down, but is it because hunters are choosing to fill fewer permits?

Recently, at a public meeting with the DNR, I asked if the continuous decline in hunter harvest reflected a decrease in the overall deer population and vice versa.

November 2014
Deer hunting is on and the rut is coming soon

Deer hunting is on and the rut is coming soon

As we move deeper into fall farmers are clearing off the fields and deer are on the move as the rut approaches.

October 2014
Bring on Deer Season

Bring on Deer Season

Yep, it’s difficult to think that there was a time in my life when the Autumn Equinox was simply another day on the calendar.

September 2014
Illinois Whitetail Alliance now an official organization; accepting members

Illinois Whitetail Alliance now an official organization; accepting members

In an effort to gain more credibility and support from the public, as well as lawmakers, the Illinois Whitetail Alliance (IWA) recently made the decision to file the necessary paperwor and now holds the status of being an official and legal organization.

June 2014
Drama over antlers a strike against deer hunting community

Drama over antlers a strike against deer hunting community

Today, it’s Marc Anthony’s name that is being dragged through the dirt.

May 2014
Deer hunter involved in controversy no longer part of Illinois Whitetail Alliance

Deer hunter involved in controversy no longer part of Illinois Whitetail Alliance

May 2014
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