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December 28, 2023

Anglers help rescue an Indiana man after he survived 6 days on only rainwater

A 27-year-old man survived for six days on only rainwater while pinned tightly inside his crashed pickup truck beneath a highway bridge in northwest Indiana, police said.
His ordeal ended when two men scouting for fishing spots on Tuesday afternoon noticed the badly damaged vehicle, its white airbag deployed, and reached inside.

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As the Endangered Species Act turns 50, those who first enforced it reflect on its mixed legacy

On Dec. 28, 1973, President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act. “Nothing,” he said, “is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed.”
The powerful new law charged the federal government with saving every endangered plant and animal in America and enjoyed nearly unanimous bipartisan support. The Act was so sweeping that, in retrospect, it was bound to become controversial.

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Bass, crappies highlight Beaver Dam’s solid fishery in Illinois’ Macoupin County

The exciting thing about fishing the tranquil Beaver Dam Lake in wintertime is the possibility of hooking one of the rainbow trout that were stocked for the fall season.
But don’t call them “leftovers.” Those eating-sized trout not caught by anglers in October, November, or December are considered surprise prizes for those who enjoy January and February angling on the small Macoupin County lake.

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Caught a goldfish in Illinois? It may well be just as invasive as its carp cousin

Randomly catching a goldfish in Illinois ponds, lakes and rivers is no longer the shock it once was – reports of such catches are made each summer.
For example, in July of this year, an angler reported catching a 2-pound goldfish at Silver Lake in Highland in southern Illinois.
“Probably at one time a pet is my best guess,” John Wolters offered in an email after his catch. “I suspect it just happens.”

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Mississippi Pool 22 project in Illinois designed to improve fishing

A project on Mississippi River Pool 22 is designed to enhance fishing opportunities for local residents along the river, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Old Sny Public Use Area Connectivity Restoration project in Adams County is one of four projects receiving federal funding this coming year. The site is managed by DNR.

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