In eight consecutive years of intensive monitoring and fish sampling in the Chicago Area Waterway System, this is the second time a bighead or silver carp has been found above the electric dispersal barriers. continue reading ›
Last year, the DNR implemented changes to hunter safety requirements that I’m absolutely not okay with. In fact, in my opinion, they’re downright irresponsible and could lead to tragic consequences. Now, it appears that more modifications are coming soon, and like last year’s, I don’t see them as a positive thing. continue reading ›
It's official weight on a certified scale was 21 pounds 7.2 ounces and was taken by Robert Vericella, of Bloomington. The previous record was 20 pounds, 0.32 ounces – caught at Lake of Egypt on June 20, 1993. continue reading ›
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Baby wood ducks; after hatching in a nesting box, making the leap to the ground and heading to the lake. continue reading ›
I’m always amazed at today’s fly tiers who can create exact replicas of various insects... continue reading ›
Save your boating bacon by staying safe and paying attention on the water continue reading ›
The 2017 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 in 2016. continue reading ›
The proposal that would ban bobcat trapping and also the sale of bobcat pelts was amended on Friday to exclude southern Illinois and a handful of western counties from the ban, but trapper and sportsmen groups in the state remain strongly opposed. continue reading ›
This year’s sectional round was hit by rain, wind and high water – half of the 22 tournaments were postponed from the original date of May 5 to May 8. continue reading ›
Basically, it boils down to costs vs. benefits, and how the variances in this ratio affect buck movements during the breeding season in countless ways. But it doesn’t end there, as we’re well aware of how buck activity comes to life around the end of October. continue reading ›
IDNR Fisheries personnel last fall stocked approximately 1,600 of the fish as part of the reintroduction program. continue reading ›
The state record of 16,605 is still in reach, but it will take a massive effort in the northern counties to hit the record, which was set in 2006. continue reading ›
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