A preliminary total of 80,896 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day Illinois firearms season compared to 80,117 in 2017.
The Corps' new plan is similar to a draft from August 2017, but the estimated price tag has jumped from $275 million to nearly $778 million.
And at least 30 of the points are scorable, the DNR says.
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 58,836, up from 51,450 in 2017.
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Archery harvest at 7,352 deer through Oct. 14. The number was 7,069 for the same period in 2017.
The founder of Tim Grounds Championship Calls, he won calling World Championships in 1988, 1992 and 1994.
With water temps dropping, crappies are munching on minnows. Use your electronics to locate schools of suspended slabs, then find what triggers bites.
North country lakes will begin experiencing turnover in coming weeks, but you still can enjoy quality fall angling before, during, and after this annual period.
Warmer and wetter climate in the Midwest could lead to the displacement of some cold water fish species in southern Lake Michigan and trigger die-offs in smaller inland lakes, according to a new report.
55 EHD-reported cases from 17 counties so far in 2018.
That makes for 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state, and raises the stocking of rainbow trout to 67,000 fish in the fall season.
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
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