Illinois DNR

Asian carp fish cakes chef’s bid to help control the invasive species

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana chef hopes to control invasive Asian carp by marketing them as Silverfin fish cakes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says in a news release late last week that Chef Philippe Parola’s Silverfin Group Inc. will sell the fish cakes nationally to restaurants, caterers and schools, primarily through SYSCO food distributors. Parola has…

Baiting at center of deer-hunting citations

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 in Adams and Pike counties focused on property managed by Barry-based Hadley Creek Outfitters. Conservation police say that 6,400 acres…

Chicago suburb hiring trappers to remove coyotes

If true, it would be the first time that a coyote has attacked a human in the stateGRAYSLAKE, Ill. — Police in a Chicago suburb are hiring trappers to remove coyotes after receiving a surge of reports about the animals roaming through neighborhoods and attacking small dogs. The Daily Herald reports the Grayslake police department is asking residents to alert…

Illinois gearing up for youth firearms deer hunt

The one-year-old doe was harvested in Greenwood township and is the first confirmed positive in Vernon County.SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The 2017 Illinois youth firearm deer hunt is Oct. 7-9 for hunters with a valid youth deer permit who have not reached their 18th birthday by the first day of the hunt. Youth deer permits are available over-the-counter at license vendors…

Taking CWD concerns to the people

LENA, Ill. — The Illinois DNR has scheduled a series of public meetings to provide information about chronic wasting disease (CWD), its effect on future deer populations, and IDNR’s efforts to control the disease. IDNR staff will also be available to answer questions about this disease.  Landowners, hunters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. CWD is an important issue…