Illinois - Shane Malawy

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Deer hunting season: As the Cubs say, there's always next year

Deer hunting season: As the Cubs say, there's always next year

As the 2013 Illinois deer season wraps up, I can say with a fair amount of certainty, that this season, at least in southern Illinois, was, well, ho-hum at best.

January 2014
Many positives come out of Youth Deer Hunt weekend in Illinois

Many positives come out of Youth Deer Hunt weekend in Illinois

Many youth had a successful hunt.

October 2013
In my opinion, too many poachers taking bobcats illegally in Illinois

In my opinion, too many poachers taking bobcats illegally in Illinois

The biggest threat to a proposed Illinois bobcat season are unethical outdoorsmen who are shooting the cats even though no season exists in the state.

September 2013
Time to take advantage of the Illinois squirrel season while you can

Time to take advantage of the Illinois squirrel season while you can

Some of the most memorable and exciting hunts took place for me as a youngster in the squirrel woods.

August 2013
For better wildlife populations, drive carefully on state's backroads

For better wildlife populations, drive carefully on state's backroads

Increased traffic by people and by animals is making it more dangerous to drive in parts of southern Illinois. The risk to young deer and and animals puts a dent in populations

July 2013
Genius at conservation, identifying plants in southern Illinois, will be missed

Genius at conservation, identifying plants in southern Illinois, will be missed

A legend in the fauna of Illinois passed away last month

June 2013
Hunters, anglers may soon find cabins at Illinois’ largest state park

Hunters, anglers may soon find cabins at Illinois’ largest state park

Hunters and anglers have been pining for lodging and other amenities at Pyramid State Park. A non-profit group is working to grant their wishes.

March 2013
Logging the Shawnee Forest could have advantages

Logging the Shawnee Forest could have advantages

For 16 years, logging was banned in the Shawnee National Forest – Illinois’ largest wilderness. That ban was recently lifted. Conservationist say as long as the logging is performed with the utmost respect to the forest and habitat, logging can greatly improve the quality and health of the Shawnee.

March 2013
Wildlife (and hunters) will benefit from ‘spring cleaning’

Wildlife (and hunters) will benefit from ‘spring cleaning’

Although not an easy undertaking, an experienced land manager can quickly turn a neglected parcel into a pristine wildlife habitat.

February 2013

Different type of hunter taking to deer woods in Illinois

October 2012