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January 7, 2010

Southern Illinois hosts Celebrity Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Percy, Ill. – It was billed as a weekend for young hunters – _ with a bonus. On Dec. 19, outdoor celebrities, including DNR Director Marc Miller, five-time World Goose Calling Champion Tim Grounds, along with former major league baseball players Danny Cox and John Mabry, joined six young Illinois hunters for a weekend of

DNR: baiting remained a problem in ’09

St. Paul – That conservation officers during the 2009 season would issue a high number of citations to deer hunters for hunting over bait probably isn’t a surprise, given they were well on their way after the opening weekend of the firearms season. During the opening weekend of the 2009 season, officers were working a

Bear harvest likely second only to ’03

Albany – New York’s 2009 bear harvest will, based on preliminary figures, be the second-highest on record. All three of the state’s bear-hunting regions – Adirondacks, Catskills and Allegany – reported some of their highest bear kills on record, DEC officials indicated late last month. The total bruin take is expected to come in at

Ice conditions are improving across state

Minocqua, Wis. – A wide range of ice depths and lake travel conditions have left some ice fishermen wondering which way to turn. The answer is easy: Turn toward a lake, turn on the fish finder, and go fishing. Just call ahead and use caution in areas that are still building ice, according to sport

CWD review panel: It’s up to citizens

Madison – A panel of experts who reviewed the DNR’s CWD plan believes state residents are going to have to decide if they want to do everything possible to contain CWD to the areas where it is present today, or if they are willing to live with an expanding disease. That’s the gist of a

Winter fishing opens with typical cold temps

Carlyle, Ill. – Winter fishing in Illinois continues to be a “north and south” issue. Northern anglers have spent recent days hunting for adequate ice to drill through, while southerners have been stuck with cold air but mostly open water. On a 35-degree late December afternoon at ice-free Carlyle Lake, Ben Knapp pulled in a

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