While it might seem a bit early to start the fishing season, many local anglers will soon be enjoying their first taste of fried crappie fillets. In fact, veteran crappie anglers realize the southern...[Read More]
The Illinois Department of Natural Resource's (IDNR) fisheries biologist Shawn Hirst is predicting another big year for Rend Lake anglers. In fact, they are likely to have one of their best years ever...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – Suspected EHD (Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease) cases were reported again in Illinois in 2017, but in low to moderate levels. A total of 66 reports were received from concerned landowners...[Read More]
Spring Turkey Applications: Hunters can apply for the third lottery for 2018 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits by the application deadline of Feb. 9. Go to the IDNR website for more information:...[Read More]
Though this winter has been a bit cooler than normal, the return of normal weather conditions will soon bring the beginning of the spring fishing season. During the early weeks of the March, the...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 147,535 deer during all 2017-18 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded on Jan. 14. The total preliminary deer harvest...[Read More]
Mention an Illinois sauger and walleye fishing trip and most Illinois anglers and they automatically assume your plans include an expedition to certain northern waters. Traditionally, the upper reaches...[Read More]
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti joined partners from Illinois and Louisiana at a luncheon in Champaign today to showcase and encourage the human consumption of Asian Carp as a healthy...[Read More]
There appears to be a new trend among crappie anglers from our state. For years, Illinois crappie enthusiasts have traveled to Missouri, Kentucky and other surrounding states in search of the nation's...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is extending controlled pheasant hunting seasons at three IDNR sites. Hunters can make reservations now for additional hunting...[Read More]

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