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December 8, 2023

Late-winter deer season in Illinois seen as chance to boost ‘time spent’ in the woods

More than 16% of Illinois deer hunters spend 25 days or more in the woods each season. But half the state’s hunters (49%) spend only between two and 10 days hunting.
One assumption for why there are so many “short-timers” could be that many hunters participate only in the 7-day firearms season. But a report by the Illinois Natural History Survey throws shade at that notion.

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Remington closing its firearms manufacturing plant in Ilion, N.Y.

RemArms, or what continues to be known by many as Remington, announced Nov. 30 that the company would close its firearms manufacturing plant in Ilion, in Herkimer County, in early 2024.
According to a video statement from CEO Ken D’Arcy posted to the RemArms Facebook page, the company will be moving its Ilion manufacturing operation to LaGrange, Ga. The modern Georgia facility is where RemArms’ headquarters were established following the former Remington company’s 2020 bankruptcy.

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December deer hunting: Unconventional warm weather calls for unconventional tactics

I distinctly remember the weather that day. It was a lackluster December day – slightly overcast, with temps at least five degrees above normal. Sure, there was snow on the ground, but nothing about the conditions gave me butterflies regarding my odds of killing a buck. If anything, I was hoping to see a few does, because I hadn’t seen any large bucks on camera.

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Necropsy finds Wisconsin cougar killed by bowhunter was healthy, well fed

A necropsy on the cougar killed in mid-November by a bowhunter in Wisconsin’s Buffalo County found the cat was healthy, well fed, and carrying good fat reserves, according to the state’s large carnivore specialist.
“It had eaten within the past day and knew how to make a living,” said Randy Johnson, of Rhinelander, the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) large carnivore specialist.

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