Use electronics to scan steep breaks to locate baitfish and predators, then make sure to follow them as they switch depths during changing light conditions.
Harvest at 13,068 deer. At the same point in 2017, the harvest stood at 10,912.
More than 5,000 hunters/trappers applied for bobcat permits, and 1,000 permits will be issued.
Archery harvest at 7,352 deer through Oct. 14. The number was 7,069 for the same period in 2017.
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With kids in school and summer in the rearview mirror, angling for big fish becomes a priority for fishing experts like “Tackle” Terry Tuma.
DNR implements non-toxic shot policies.
Public CWD meetings will include southern Illinois counties after disease appears in southeast Missouri
Just like last year in the days leading up to the Oct. 1 bowhunting opener, the Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about CWD, its effect on future deer populations, and the state's efforts to control the disease.
Fishing/outdoors icon lauds effort to get kids into the outdoors.
The number of small craft on the water has increased over the last two decades while the river has gotten cleaner and more ecologically diverse, according to the Friends of the Chicago River.
District officials plan to bring more elk from Texas this fall. But county commissioner said he doesn't believe the district should bring in the animals until officials can definitively explain why half the herd died.
And there's "a good possibility that we will see more cougar sightings going forward.''
Put away the bobbers and use your electronics to locate the big bluegills of late summer
An endangered species in Illinois, the effort's goal is to restore the osprey as a nesting species in the state.
Consider these gear and equipment essentials to develop more enjoyable angling time on the water for youngsters.
Though popular in the southern and central United States, fried green tomatoes deserve more respect in North County, the author says, and she has a recipe to convince you.
The DNR estimates the new restriction will reduce doe harvest by 25 to 30 percent.
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