Friday, March 17th, 2023
Friday, March 17th, 2023

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You heard it here: Illinois deer were taken with rifles this season

Illinois Outdoor News editor Ralph Loos did receive a few emails from hunters who shot deer with a rifle during Illinois' late season. Loos wanted to see better communication to hunters from the DNR about the inaugural rifle hunt. (Stock photo)
Well, what do you know? There were some deer killed with single-shot rifles this past season, according to reader responses to my diatribe about DNR flying the state’s inaugural rifle hunt far under our collective radars.
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