The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656.
Through Dec. 4, Illinois archery turkey hunters harvested a preliminary total of 604 turkeys, compared to 435 during the same period in 2016. The top county harvest totals through Dec. 4 were Jefferson (22), Fulton (20), Cass (19), Rock Island…
BARRY, Ill. — Illinois conservation police issued more than 50 citations and warnings for illegal deer hunting this month. The state DNR says a major focus of the Nov. 8-9 detail was on unlawful feeding of white-tailed deer and hunting in baited areas. Enforcement…
That's down from 54,452 deer taken during the first firearms weekend in 2016.
Action kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 in the North Zone, and a week later in the Central Zone.
Dave McCarthy has been a patient deer hunter, if nothing else. The bowhunter from Rantoul has been wanting to harvest a Pope and Young buck for decades, and last week his hard work — and patience — paid off. [caption…
Hunters and trappers may apply for 2017-18 bobcat permits through Sept. 30.
Plymouth, Minn. — When you snap photos of your buck this fall, remember to submit them to the 2017 Best Buck Photo Contest appearing in the Outdoor News publications. The annual photo contest is now open to hunting enthusiasts in…
Hunting numbers drop, as well as hunting expenditures, but related expenditures and hunting-related expenses see increases.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law House Bill 2893, which amended the Illinois Wildlife Code to repeal restrictions on the use of crossbows during archery hunting seasons in Illinois.
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — Willie Gloe, chairman of the Fowled Up Chapter in Pierre, S.D., is Delta Waterfowl’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year. He bested a field of seven finalists during a month-long, online vote. Gloe, 36, became a member…
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