Changes are the result of continued sampling by the Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program and do not suggest that Illinois fish are becoming more or less contaminated.
February 13, 2017
By Dean BortzEditor Medford, Wis. — A Taylor County hunting group and Patrick Higley, of Cataract, teamed up to bag what was likely one of the biggest bears shot in Wisconsin in 2016 – a boar that had a live weight of 716 pounds and a field dressed weight of 656 pounds. Higley, now 20,
By Tim BuntonContributing Writer Pittsfield, Ill. — Deer hunters may be the ones to solve a mystery that has DNR and farmers in the region on edge: have wild hogs re-grouped in west-central Illinois? Annual DNR post-season surveys sent to hunters statewide typically includes a question like, “Did you see any feral swine during the
Jeff Murray Contributing Writer Baldwinsville, N.Y. — Bob Ortolani waited until almost the last minute and put up with miserable conditions, including a crossbow that froze to his treestand. But the veteran deer hunter endured, and ended up shooting a buck that was far bigger than any other deer he’s ever tagged. Ortolani, who lives
By Anthony CandiaContributing Writer Chicago — Now here comes the lesser-feared of the invasive Asian carp – a fish that actually should be more feared, or at least just as feared. According to a report released in late January, invasive grass carp have reached Lake Michigan and two other of the Great Lakes. Like other