Illinois DNR

Indiana man pleads guilty to illegally importing more than a ton of live catfish into Illinois 

SPRINGFIELD – An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to importing more than 2,600 pounds of live channel catfish into Illinois without a permit from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the agency announced. Importing fish or other animals without permission poses a risk to the state’s native wildlife populations. Michael Sullivan of Griffith, Indiana, entered a negotiated guilty plea…

Illinois gearing up for youth firearms deer hunt

The one-year-old doe was harvested in Greenwood township and is the first confirmed positive in Vernon County.SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 2017 Illinois youth firearm deer hunt is Oct. 7-9 for hunters with a valid youth deer permit who have not reached their 18th birthday by the first day of the hunt. Youth deer permits are available over-the-counter at license vendors…

Taking CWD concerns to the people

LENA, Ill. — The Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease. IDNR staff will also be available to answer questions about this disease.  Landowners, hunters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. CWD is an important issue…