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Eric Swanson of London Mills snapped this picture of a big snapping turtle in his farm pond. Writes Swanson, “Caution: If you get too close he’s very fond of finger food. He’s might tasty looking as snapping turtles are, but I guess he lived this long he may as well keep on keeping on. Besides the last one I cleaned took me an hour.”
Illinois archery and firearm hunters killed a preliminary total of 1,330 wild turkeys during the fall seasons that concluded Jan. 20. Click inside for county-by-county totals and comparisons with last year. STORY & COMMENTS
The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark — from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. STORY & COMMENTS
Rockford is one of two Illinois cities nominated so far for the World Fishing Network’s search for “America’s Ultimate Fishing Town.” Also, check out news of top retail brands, an Iowa eagle cam and an upcoming walleye tournament at Spring Valley. STORY & COMMENTS