Illinois

Emerald ash borer beetle epidemic could spell end of ash trees in Decatur

(U.S. Forest Service photo)DECATUR, Ill. — The emerald ash borer epidemic that hit central Illinois five years ago is still going strong and could spell the end of ash trees in the community of Decatur. Decatur Park District Horticulture Supervisor Josh McGrath told the Herald & Review that the community will be “pretty much cleaned out of ash trees” in…

Illinois Outdoor News Calendar — Jan. 13, 2017

Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 14, 2017: Mid-Illini WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Moose Lodge, Farmington. For more info call Darel Martin, 309-369-8265. Jan. 20, 2017: Bureau Creek Gobblers NWTF Banquet, 5 p.m., Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. For more info call Joe Sledgister, 815-866-7470. Jan. 21, 2017: Illinois Wabash Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Community Center, Robinson. For more info call Joe Boyer,…

Illinois Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — Jan. 13, 2017

Region I – Capt. Laura Petreikis CPO Jones cited a Sterling man during the firearms deer season for his firearm still being loaded after hours. CPO Posateri cited an Andover man for failing to check his traps at least once per calendar day. He was trapping during the open groundhog season and caught a fox in a live trap. While…