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April 16, 2024

With proof of 48-inchers, Heidecke Lake in Illinois’ Grundy County a muskie target

Heidecke Lake opened for the 2024 season on April 1 with a particular memory from 2023 occupying a certain corner of every angler’s brain.
An April 3, a DNR social media post may have stoked the flame of that memory more than a little bit.
“A state record qualifying muskie was collected in the annual spring trap netting survey last April, and fish over 48 inches have been collected in the past three surveys,” DNR noted in the post.

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Illinois DNR, EPA investigating a massive fish kill near McLean-Livingston county line

A large fish kill about 30 miles northeast of Bloomington, Ill., had Illinois DNR staffers and local officials investigating whether or not a hazardous materials spill was to blame.
The spill took place near the McLean-Livingston county line. Dead fish began appearing along a 20-mile stretch of Rooks Creek near Weston. The kill continued north into Livingston County.

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Senate bill to boost landowner hunting permits passes in Illinois

A proposal to increase the number of hunting permits Illinois landowners can receive without having to go through the lottery process passed the Senate on April 11. Senate Bill 914, which now goes to the House, would allow for two additional landowner deer, turkey and combination permits if the property is solely owned by family not living at the same property.

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Carp rebranding plan in Illinois hits supply obstacle

It has been nearly two years since the Illinois DNR announced its creative endeavor to fight back against invasive carp: giving it a new name and encouraging people to eat the fish.
DNR renamed invasive carp as copi – short for copious. The agency teamed up with chefs and food retailers who are on board with the plan and even offered incentives funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Yet it’s still almost impossible to find on store shelves. Why? The rebranding effort hasn’t failed, but the full scope of the project hasn’t fully materialized.

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