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Streak of 60-day duck hunts continues in 07

Springfield For the 11th consecutive year, Illinois waterfowlers will enjoy a 60-day duck hunting season in all three zones. This after a stellar 2006-2007 season. Last season, duck hunters harvested the third highest duck-kill recorded since state estimates began 26 or so years ago (1981), said Ray Marshalla, state waterfowl biologist for the DNR. According

Hunters enjoy early elk season

Springfield – Gone is the excuse empty-handed deer hunters have used in Illinois for decades: &#8220If only I had another half-hour Š.” When firearms hunters hit their treestands for the November season, they will be allowed to stay 30 minutes past sunset. The extended hunting period – previously hunters had to pack it in at

Despite difficult 2006, upland hunters upbeat

Springfield – If numbers from the 2006-2007 season indicate anything, interest in Illinois upland game may have bottomed out. But DNR officials aren’t ready to concede rabbit, pheasant, or quail hunting have fallen off to the extent that the most recent state surveys suggest. It may be technology’s fault. John Cole, DNR’s upland game biologist,

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