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May 31, 2023

Minnesota DNR faces smoke from Canadian wildfires on the spring waterfowl survey

Steve Cordts, Minnesota DNR waterfowl staff specialist, has flown the state’s May aerial waterfowl survey for 18 years.
During his years counting ducks, geese, swans, and other migratory birds, Cordts said high winds, thunderstorms, fog, and snow have all conspired against him and his pilot from flying the survey on any number of spring days. This year, another natural happening kept them grounded.
“Smoke,” he said. “Heavy smoke.”

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New Illinois Outdoor News feature, ‘Histories Forgotten,’ explores our game laws’ early days

Everyone seems to have a good time with our “Cuffs and Collars” page, the section of Outdoor News that shares incidents and reports from DNR’s Conservation Police Officers.
Even after roughly 16 years of putting this publication together, I admit that I still get tickled, amused or enraged by items I place there every other week.

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Illinois game law enforcement was slow to develop

In the coming weeks and months, I will expose readers to a small portion of the materials I uncovered and studied while writing my books. My objective is to educate the citizenry about past decisions regarding the state’s natural resources.
As philosopher George Santayana noted, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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Teutopolis High School lands Illinois bass fishing title by overcoming field on slow day two

The Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis caught 8 pounds, 15 ounces of fish on day two at Carlyle Lake to proverbially “drop the shoe” on what had been a tight field after day one.
And with that, Teutopolis High School captured the championship of the 2023 Illinois High School Association’s State Bass Fishing Tournament.

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