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Sportsmen Since 1967

January 22, 2024

Plan drafted in Missouri to save hellbender — North America’s largest salamander

Any fisherman who says he can’t remember if he or she has ever seen an Eastern hellbender is certainly telling a fish story, because it’s a specimen impossible to forget.
“Not pretty” is how the hellbender is typically described. There are only a few records of the amphibian species ever being present in Illinois – the last verified hellbender was caught by a commercial angler on Wabash River in White County in 1989.

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Former Illinois DNR director joins Prairie Research Institute

Former DNR Director Marc Miller has landed back in Illinois – the Prairie Research Institute announced Jan. 16 that it had appointed Miller as its new deputy director.
Miller, who led DNR from 2009 to 2015, is known for spearheading resumption of the Illinois Conservation Congress and fighting to restore funding to DNR, which was struggling to recover after being drained of resources and staff when he took charge in February 2009.

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Illinois called out for impeding project designed to keep invasive carp out of Lake Michigan

The State of Illinois has not yet signed a necessary agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward on a major project designed to keep invasive carp out of Lake Michigan.
And now a Great Lakes policy advocate appears to be calling out the state, saying Illinois “is single-handedly delaying the project” and suggesting “Illinois will be responsible if invasive carp make it into the Great Lakes.”

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Despite size, Ashippun Lake’s fishery has big reputation in Wisconsin’s Waukesha County

Ashippun Lake has a history of quality sized northern pike and continues to provide excellent northern pike angling. The overall species diversity present in this survey is an indication of moderate fisheries habitat potential found in this 85-acre lake. Spawning, nursery, summer, and winter habitat appears to be adequate for maintaining game fish, panfish, and other species.

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