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]
Spring Turkey Applications: There is still time for hunters to apply for the second lottery for 2018 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits. The application deadline for the second lottery is Jan...[Read More]
If predictions by Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s fisheries biologists prove to be true, catfish anglers heading to either Carlyle or Rend Lake are likely to have one of their best...[Read More]
The early months of the year typically bring limited angling opportunities for local fishermen. There are some years when enough ice forms on our ponds and smaller lakes to support limited ic...[Read More]
You might say that late season hunting separates the men from the boys. Even for the most dedicated, these trips do certainly present something of a challenge. Without a doubt, late-season hunting...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – While firearm deer hunters in Illinois took more than 80,000 deer during the state’s busiest hunting season, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police...[Read More]
Though firearm hunters harvested slightly more deer during the regular firearm and muzzleloader seasons, very few complaints have been made by those who prefer to hunt with archery equipment. This...[Read More]
Fishing usually falls off sharply at most locations as winter shows its ugly and cold face. However, it seems to be just the opposite at southern Illinois’ Rend Lake. In fact, fishing during...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Department of Natural Resources news items for the month of December. Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits : Illinois Archery Deer and Illinois Archery Fall Turkey seasons are...[Read More]
The arrival of winter weather doesn't necessarily mean it's time to retire the fishing gear. In fact, a wealth of untapped fishing opportunities await anglers willing to brave the harsh conditions...[Read More]
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