The DNR estimates the new restriction will reduce doe harvest by 25 to 30 percent.
More than a third of those refuges are on lands in the Great Lakes region.
Federal grand jury indicts five Illinois men on charges of illegal waterfowl hunting in Fulton County
The five-count indictment includes charges of conspiracy and violating the Lacey Act, both felonies, which, if convicted, are punishable by up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.
Illinois youths harvested 664 turkeys, down from last year's opening weekend total of 776.
In making the announcement, Zinke, presents a ceremonial check to the Wisconsin DNR for nearly $35 million while visiting the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area.
Permit holders salvaged another 40 roadkill bobcats during the season.
The sites where the extension applies are the Eldon Hazlet State Recreation Area in Clinton County, the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Cass County and the Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area in Franklin and Jefferson Counties.
The state’s deer season wraps up Sunday, and it appears hunters will easily top last year’s harvest total. DNR has released numbers from the first weekend of the late-winter and special CWD seasons, which produced a harvest of 1,714 deer, compared…
More than 1,800 citations and warnings issued to violators during firearms deer hunt – Illinois’ busiest hunting season.
The preliminary harvest for the second segment of the firearms season, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3, was 28,656.
Through Dec. 4, Illinois archery turkey hunters harvested a preliminary total of 604 turkeys, compared to 435 during the same period in 2016. The top county harvest totals through Dec. 4 were Jefferson (22), Fulton (20), Cass (19), Rock Island…
BARRY, Ill. — Illinois conservation police issued more than 50 citations and warnings for illegal deer hunting this month. The state DNR says a major focus of the Nov. 8-9 detail was on unlawful feeding of white-tailed deer and hunting in baited areas. Enforcement…
That's down from 54,452 deer taken during the first firearms weekend in 2016.
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