I’ve not always been the biggest proponent of DNR. However, I’ve made it a point to mention that my disgust mostly lies within the political spectrum of things.
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If you haven’t heard, DNR is asking deer hunters to take a survey on overall bag limits for archery deer hunters.
For a few years now, it’s seemed impossible to get a handle on just how many deer are roaming Illinois.
According to DNR spokesman Chris Young, an Illinois Conservation Police Officer picked up a probable wolf that was hit by a vehicle along Interstate 55
Take the time to learn the hunting regulations before taking to the field.
Recently, at a public meeting with the DNR, I asked if the continuous decline in hunter harvest reflected a decrease in the overall deer population and vice versa.
As we move deeper into fall farmers are clearing off the fields and deer are on the move as the rut approaches.
Yep, it’s difficult to think that there was a time in my life when the Autumn Equinox was simply another day on the calendar.
In an effort to gain more credibility and support from the public, as well as lawmakers, the Illinois Whitetail Alliance (IWA) recently made the decision to file the necessary paperwor and now holds the status of being an official and legal organization.
Today, it’s Marc Anthony’s name that is being dragged through the dirt.
Outdoor social media outlets have been set ablaze in recent days concerning a controversy involving Peoria-area outdoor writer Marc Anthony. Anthony, who is also a taxidermist, has allegedly been involved in questionable activities. Until recently, Anthony had also served on the leadership team of the Illinois Whitetail Alliance (IWA). In an effort to keep the negativity from affecting the group,…
The board of the Illinois Federation for Outdoor Resources voted unanimously this week to support the efforts of the Illinois Whitetail Alliance.
Like many hunters in the state, Manning believes that EHD and blue tongue disease have taken their toll on the deer.
Last I heard, DNR is “reevaluating” their approach in controlling CWD and the deer population.
This is it – the time of the year that hunters hit the woods while holding out all hope of reaping the rewards of what the 2013 rut, with any luck, will sow.
Winter in the northern regions is by far the cruelest few months on the whitetail’s calendar.
A buck in Illinois must endure plenty of hardships through the year to survive, and that’s not even counting the upcoming bow season.
As bow season inches closer, the old saying, “good fences make good neighbors” comes to mind.
Archery deer season is less than three months away. A look back at the mishaps of last season, and big hopes for this season.
Let’s put it this way; a mama doe does not “spare the rod.”
The summer months are important for the deer herd, as fawns born in the spring begin to grow and develop.
Buck yearlings are dispersing around Illinois field and woods as nature takes its annual course
This is the third in a series of five tips on spring preparation of food plots. Preparing the soil bed could be the most important step, and includes lime application.
Now that you’ve got the results from your soil test back, what’s your next plan of action? Hopefully, your plan includes some spring cleaning — food plot style.
Hunters planning food plots for deer this spring should start by having their soil tested.
I had plans on making the best of the one remaining day of bow season — and to just grin and bear the below-zero wind chills. However, after taking on a last minute writing assignment which naturally took longer than I’d planned, I almost wanted to tear up as I watched the last couple hours of legal hunting hours wane…