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Sportsmen Since 1967

November 28, 2023

Federal funding for research a good step toward keeping CWD at bay

Chronic wasting disease is of serious concern for both biologists and sportsmen here in New York and elsewhere.
CWD is 100% fatal for deer and the only way discovered so far to mitigate it is to isolate whitetail populations where it is found. As we reported earlier, it was discovered in Pennsylvania’s free-ranging white-tailed deer in 2012 and continues to be a threat to deer and elk in the Commonwealth.

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8-pounder proof of largemouth growth in Illinois’ Dutchman Lake

Largemouth bass and sunfish were the start of DNR’s 2022 sampling of Dutchman Lake, as bluegills and channel catfish appear to continue struggling in the fishing spot in deep southern Illinois.
Largemouth bass abundance in Dutchman Lake in spring of 2022 increased compared to the previous year, with a catch rate of 182 fish per hour during the electrofishing effort.

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After long wait, Illinois license plate available to help monarch butterflies

After more than seven years, Illinois residents who placed deposits for the state’s Monarch Butterfly Specialty License Plate can finally redeem it, according to Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias.
The Monarch Butterfly License Plate is the first Universal Specialty Plate issued by the State of Illinois – even though the General Assembly approved it in 2016.

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Illinois hunter takes unusual piebald deer in Rock Island County

Paul Sereda, of Coal Valley, Ill., has been hunting this property for around 10 years and had never harvested a buck like this. He hunts a small parcel in Rock Island County where most of the deer are transient, but it does get a fair amount of traffic.
His trail cameras kept him in the loop that deer were using the area, including this particular deer. The funny part, however, is that even though he had pictures of the buck, all were at night and consequently were black and white photos.

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Remembering Mike Jackson, a ‘one of a kind’ angler, communicator in Illinois

Buffalo Grove’s Orrin Brand has passed away at the age of 79. Illinois fishermen are more familiar with the other name that Brand used – Mike Jackson.
Jackson once told me that he elected to call himself “Mike Jackson” because he felt that the Jackson name sounded more masculine and fit his outdoor writer persona better.

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