DNR reports that harvest sex ratios during the three-day muzzleloader season were 55 percent does and 45 percent bucks males (2,040 to 1,660).
The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656.
We’re going long range with the world’s longest accurate crossbow shot. Using the Ravin R15 crossbow we stepped back to 680 yards to see if we could launch a bolt and hit a 2-foot balloon
Scientists said the biggest factor in the cranes' population boom is the conservation and restoration of wetlands, marshes and prairies, which is their preferred habitat for nesting and breeding.
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State fisheries managers recently ended a trout stocking program in Lake Superior because hatchery-raised fish are no longer necessary to increase the population.
Harvest down slightly this year, but fall gun turkey hunting open in only 56 of Illinois' 102 counties.
The event, scheduled July 12-15 in Mason, Mich., will feature a trap-shooting competition for the highest-qualifying student athletes and teams throughout all affiliated state high school clay target leagues in the nation.
Action kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 in the North Zone, and a week later in the Central Zone.
Could be the last weekend to see the last of the peak fall colors in many areas.
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…
With the fall rut and deer hunting season looming, it's a busy time on and around Illinois roadways.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Officials say the invasive sea lamprey is gaining ground in Lake Superior and Lake Erie, while its numbers remain at near-historic lows in the other Great Lakes. Sea lampreys are eel-like parasites that attack fish such…
Group of lakes to be stocked with about 5,000 fish and closed to fishing between now and then to give the fish time to disperse.
Hunters and trappers may apply for 2017-18 bobcat permits through Sept. 30.
Less sexy than spring migration, the autumn departure of raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds offers a lengthy birding season plus gorgeous pre-winter weather.
Hunting numbers drop, as well as hunting expenditures, but related expenditures and hunting-related expenses see increases.
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ILLINOIS POLL - December 1st
Are you satisfied with the 2017-18 Illinois deer season?
- No (65%, 17 Votes)
- Yes (35%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 26