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PLAINVIEW - Site personnel at Macoupin County's Beaver Dam State Park are preparing for what will likely be a very busy couple of months.If not already, the campground will be completely filled during...[Read More]
The special day honoring anglers, hunters and other folks who enjoy the outdoors is nearly upon us. And, numerous special events are scheduled to celebrate this special occasion during the fourth weekend...[Read More]
Resident Archery Deer Permits: Resident combination and antlerless-only archery deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors. Find a vendor link here:[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The 2017 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season will open on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 54 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. Two weeks prior to the fall trout opener, the Fall...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – Hunters in Illinois may use crossbows during archery hunting seasons, including the Illinois Archery Deer Season and the Illinois Fall Turkey Archery Season beginning on Oct. 1.Governor...[Read More]
While most area sportsmen are busy preparing to pursue deer, waterfowl or upland game, a handful of dedicated anglers are enjoying some of the finest crappie fishing action of the entire year. The months...[Read More]
Most any successful turkey hunter will admit that fall hunting includes a combination of outdoor savvy, hunting skills and luck. Successful hunters usually possess some of each of these skills.Most everyone...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The 2017 Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Hunt is Oct. 7-9 for those hunters with a valid Youth Deer Permit who have not reached their 18th birthday by the first day of the hunt. Youth Dee...[Read More]
With the Sept. 1 dove season opener just days away, many area hunters are concerned that an early crop harvest may bring an premature end to much of the better action.As more crops are removed from the...[Read More]
With most hunting opportunities in high demand, many wildlife experts are curious why more sportsmen do not take advantage of the bountiful squirrel populations found throughout the state. In addition,...[Read More]

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