DNR announced today that flooding on the Illinois River has caused two waterfowl blind drawings scheduled for this weekend to be moved.
DNR now has authority to map out and hold a very limited bobcat season beginning in 2016.
DNR announced Tuesday that hunters who participate in the Youth Deer Season this fall will be allowed to use unfilled permits during the first weekend of the regular firearms season.
While Illinois duck hunters await the aftermath of waterfowl open houses held by DNR in June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released some good news right before the July 4 holiday.
The state record flathead catfish weighed 78 pounds. It was caught in Carlyle Lake in 1995.
Among the threatened cuts announced today by Gov. Bruce Rauner is the suspension of operations at the World Shooting Recreational Complex near Sparta.
Deer hunters could be in for some changes this fall, if an announcement made today by DNR is any indication.
The “Bobcat Bill” has won Senate approval — again.
Turkey hunters up and down the state wrapped up what is being considered a successful spring season, killing 14,999 birds.
Heading into the final stretch of the spring turkey season, it appears hunters will easily surpass last year’s statewide harvest totals.
The House version of the “Bobcat Bill” passed today by a vote of 62-43. House Bill 0352, which would allow DNR to offer a bobcat season from Nov. 1 to Feb. 15
Hunters interested in learning more about this coming fall’s duck and goose seasons now have an opportunity to ask questions to DNR staff in a face-to-face setting.
The state’s Youth Turkey Hunt set a positive tone for the regular spring season, as the young hunters improved their harvest compared to the 2014 season.
“DNR anticipates new fishing tournament permit application rules will go into effect in April,”
Illinois hunters can apply now for first lottery drawings for 2015 firearms deer and muzzleloader deer permits online, or print out the application
DNR has confirmed that the spring trout fishing season will feature a fly fishing-only segment
Krause’s 48-incher is Illini Muskie Alliance “Big Fish” for 2014
DNR reported this morning that an unidentified canine with characteristics of a wolf was found dead last week just north of Interstate 80 in Grundy County.
A bill that would allow hunters to use silencers on firearms was sent to the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee on Friday.
DNR’s new director spent his first two weeks on the job meeting with each of the agency’s 16 divisions – first steps in a process he and the state’s hunters and anglers hope will instigate progress.
Hunters took 145,804 deer during all 2014-15 seasons, according to number released today by DNR. That total is down slightly from the 148,614 taken in the 2013-14 seasons.
On the day before he was to hand over keys to the governor’s office, Pat Quinn vetoed the bobcat hunting bill
Illinois DNR announced today that Illinois deer hunters harvested a total of 24,717 deer during the recent second firearms weekend.
House Bill 4226, known as the bobcat hunting bill, finally passed the Senate today, with a 30-19 vote.
An Illinois Conservation Police investigation into the Wired Arrow Outdoors television show has resulted in the company’s owners, pro-staff members and guests being charged with 134 wildlife violations
Paul Brewer, who became the state turkey biologist in 2010, surprised the DNR administration by announcing his retirement.