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Sportsmen Since 1967

May 31, 2023

Shawnee National Forest benefits from fed’s Trails Program

Two projects for trails in the Shawnee National Forest are among 98 projects that will receive funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails Program in 2023.
In addition to improving roads and trails for communities, businesses, and visitors, the program creates jobs, including those in stream restoration, environmental design, and heavy equipment operations.

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Pushing ‘record’ button in your favorite woods helps Illinois research

I’ve always been a fan of citizen science. There are so many ways we can volunteer to help collect data, as just everyday folks. Whether we use iNaturalist, participate in bird, butterfly, or dragonfly monitoring, native plant monitoring, or assisting with sound recordings, most citizen scientist programs require very little training. They are a great way to give back to conservation and science with little effort.

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Now is a good time for trail cam maintenance

As we take a breath before the next hunting season begins, it’s a good time to get your trail cameras out for some annual maintenance and potential repair. So why is this important?
First, trail cameras are expensive, and like any piece of equipment, you should give it the appropriate attention. If you a hunting a larger acreage, you may have thousands of dollars invested in these critical information devices.

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Fish, anglers benefit from Mississippi River collaboration across state boundaries

As a new employee, the first task assigned to DNR fisheries biologist Dan Sallee was to join a team of other biologists in a study of backwater lake management techniques. It was 1980 and the study area was Burnt Pocket, one of a series of Mississippi River floodplain lakes south of Keithsburg, Ill.
In some regards, that team was unique, as it consisted of three Illinois Department of Conservation (now DNR) fisheries biologists, with another eight from the Iowa DNR and several from each the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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