Illinois - Keri Butt

Title Issue
CPO layoffs coming just as archery deer season opens

CPO layoffs coming just as archery deer season opens

Illinois has been short of CPOs for a long time, and many felt we were making positive strides by gaining 13 additional officers this summer — officers that just graduated from the training academy.

August 2015
Do yourself (and your hunting effort) a favor - get to know your local CPO

Do yourself (and your hunting effort) a favor - get to know your local CPO

I've not always been the biggest proponent of DNR. However, I've made it a point to mention that my disgust mostly lies within the political spectrum of things.

June 2015
Have your hunting license ready when you go to take deer bag limit survey

Have your hunting license ready when you go to take deer bag limit survey

If you haven't heard, DNR is asking deer hunters to take a survey on overall bag limits for archery deer hunters.

May 2015
The kind of deer study Illinois hunters would endorse

The kind of deer study Illinois hunters would endorse

For a few years now, it's seemed impossible to get a handle on just how many deer are roaming Illinois.

May 2015
A second wolf found in northern Illinois

A second wolf found in northern Illinois

According to DNR spokesman Chris Young, an Illinois Conservation Police Officer picked up a probable wolf that was hit by a vehicle along Interstate 55

April 2015
Ignorance of state’s deer tagging law is no excuse

Ignorance of state’s deer tagging law is no excuse

Take the time to learn the hunting regulations before taking to the field.

March 2015
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