The DNR received nearly four times as many applications for wolf-hunting and trapping licenses as are available for the inaugural seasons later this year.
Hunting Top Story
Where there’s water, there are ducks. But in some areas of the state, finding water or places to access it for the waterfowl opener on Sept. 22 will involve more work and maybe a change in plans
The state’s six Chippewa tribes told the DNR on Sept. 11 that they intend to allow one tribal member to shoot an elk on Thursday, Sept. 13
Illinois isn’t exactly keeping pace with the rest of the country when it comes to sales of hunting and fishing licenses, but there are signs that sportsmen here are starting to become more active
Just as it appeared the state’s deer herd had escaped notable epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreaks this summer, phones started ringing and hunters commenced buzzing
The Wisconsin Conservation Congress Big Game Committee voted at its Aug. 18 meeting to endorse the final report and recommendations submitted by Dr. James Kroll
For Canada goose hunters like Dave Trauba, the early September goose season opener wasn’t much out of the ordinary
It won’t be like some of the stellar seasons of the recent past, but results of this year’s August Roadside Survey suggest pheasant hunters should have better luck in 2012 than 2011.
Duck hunting seasons set in north, south,
Lake Erie zones
Wyoming may expand bison hunting because the state’s population is above management goals
Ready or not, crossbow hunting is coming to a woods near you on Dec. 3.
State waterfowlers get another liberal season this fall – 60 days with a six-duck daily bag limit – that includes a five-day November closure in the northern zone.
Burgeoning deer populations have long been a bane of many upstate communities, but white-tailed deer are now making New York City
Hunter and angler numbers, after decades of decline across the nation, increased during the past five years, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced last week.
Even though bear numbers may be down in portions of the areas open to bear hunting in the state, hunters who obtained tags in the annual drawing this year may not notice it.
Brian Witherite sees his share of poaching.
Reports of dead deer in southern Illinois have trickled in this summer, but the state appears to have avoided an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhage disease
Two of the DNR’s lead “wildlifers” recently looked ahead to the wolf season and potential changes in the deer world and said they want to work with state sportsmen on both fronts
DEC has increased the statewide Deer Management Permit allocation by about 12 percent for the 2012-13 season, the second consecutive double-digit jump.
A conservation officer last week killed a collared black bear in the Ely area after it entered a property and wouldn’t leave
Although the predictable population cycle of the ruffed grouse is on the downward swing, the outlook for the upcoming 2012 fall hunting season remains good.
Split will allow some hunters to duck hunt into December
Final report: Hunter expectations key, but restrict use of goals and SAK
The breeding duck population in North America soared to a record high this year, according to results of an annual survey that includes the United States and Canada.
Wolf hunters and trappers will have 25 more days to target wolves this fall and winter than the DNR initially proposed.
Legislation also quashes youth hunt