In a new study, University of Illinois researchers got into the minds of muskies to learn what personality traits make the fish more likely to strike. In the process, they learned valuable lessons that could
Illinois Outdoor News had the opportunity to have a quick chat with the newly-appointed Illinois Department of Natural Resources director, Natalie Finnie.
Director Finnie’s excitement, enthusiasm, and hopes for the agency’s future were most contagious.
According to the agency’s annual Hunter Harvest Surveys, the state’s coyote population remains at a high level.
By Brian Mozey Staff Writer St. Paul — The North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) has suspended its 2023 season, effective Jan. 18, according to the NAIFC Facebook page. The organization made the announcement via
While every state was encouraged to participate, Illinois was one of 32 states that provided data for the report, which revealed the cost of fighting CWD in 2021-22 ranged from a mere $8,000 in Oklahoma
The World Shooting and Recreational Complex, located north of Sparta, was opened in 2006 after it was built by the state as the new home for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships, which
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has chosen a former state representative from southern Illinois as the next director of DNR. Natalie Phelps Finnie will replace Colleen Callahan, whose last day was Jan. 16. Callahan, who had been on the
Colleen Callahan, who stepped into the role in 2019 as DNR’s first female director, put the game back in motion when she departed the agency on Jan. 16,…
Some organizations value symmetry while others like total inches of antler. Categories usually are separated into “typical” or “non-typical,” with symmetry between the two sides of the animal having value.