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Deer have begun shedding antlers as Steve Renner discovered during a walk on Jan. 22. He found a nice 64-inch 5 point and this very nice 71 3/8 inch 6 point. The main beam measured 26 3/8 inches and the antler grossed 74 7/8 total inches. It was found in Livingston County near Pontiac!
The Illinois River’s once-strong largemouth bass population is on the rebound thanks to tree straight years of extended high water that provided excellent conditions for bass to spawn and grow. STORY & COMMENTS
My cousin Lloyd and I considered any tree with a low hanging branch and no thorns an opportunity for vertical assault. Few of them were left unclimbed. If we didn’t have time to head to the timber, we practiced for hours on the silver maple tree out in front of the house. STORY & COMMENTS
Though DNR testing is still to be done, various officials in the Chicago area are saying they think the cougar shot Monday in the northern suburb of Roscoe Village was wild and not a captive release. STORY & COMMENTS
Teenager Marcus Miller of Centralia caught a 4-pound, 8.2-ounce crappie on May 14 in a farm pond that is expected to be an Illinois state record and could break all three existing marks for white, black and hybrid crappie. STORY & COMMENTS
Bluegill are biting in much of Illinois, crappie are still going strong in the northern half of the state, largemouth bass reports are mixed and channel catfish are showing up with increasing frequency in a wet but busy week of fishing. STORY & COMMENTS