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Sunday, June 16th, 2024

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Edwardsville, Ill. – If it seems like squirrel hunting has gone the way of cane pole fishing and bullfrog gigging, then you indeed are an astute observer of Illinois outdoors trends. Fewer people go nuts

DNR fills needed bird jobs

Springfield – Turkeys, quail, pheasants and even rabbits received a boost recently when DNR filled a pair of leadership positions with veteran staffers. One of the jobs – that of turkey biologist – _had been

Gun supporters say ruling a big step forward

Chicago – For thousands of gun owners in Illinois, June 28 was a victorious day – though many realize changing gun laws in the state is still a battle. The U.S. Supreme Court handed down

Former DNR head joins Blago trial

Chicago — The man who spent only a few weeks as DNR director last year and subsequently received a healthy bump in his state pension has become part of the federal trial of former Gov.

Will board says no to deer hunting in forest preserves

Joliet, Ill. — Disabled deer hunters in search of a place to hunt were disappointed when the Will County board voted against allowing deer hunting seasons in the Will County Forest Preserve. Actually, all deer

Money found to maintain acceptable CRP acreage

Washington – It’s not a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but $6 billion in savings through renegotiated crop insurance contracts will allow U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to make

Southern rarity: Northern pike pulled from river

New Athens, Ill. — Imagine Jason Smith’s surprise when he reeled a northern pike out of the Kaskaskia River below New Athens in mid-June. Rare is such a catch in a southern Illinois river. Fishing

Cuts will include all agencies

Springfield — What will DNR sacrifice? Hunters and anglers who in March began paying more for permits are anxiously watching the state capital as Gov. Pat Quinn determines how much each state agency will be

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