Join Brandon Park for a recap of his Schuyler County hunt during the first weekend of the 2007 Illinois firearm season. Good turkey footage. Unfortunately Park missed his two shots of the hunt. But there’s always this year.
New Illinois legislation introduced by Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) would allow archers to use their bows during the seven days of the firearm deer season. Writer Kevin Chapman ponders whether this is a good idea. STORY & COMMENTS :: DISCUSS IN FORUMS
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint seeking action from the railroad company involved in the derailment and corn syrup spill in the Spoon River that caused a fish kill. STORY & COMMENTS
The director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources said the agency is working to make a change to the off-highway vehicle sticker required in 2014 to exempt private landowners. STORY & COMMENTS
Randy Smith, a waterfowl scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, has joined the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as wetland program manger. That makes Smith the state’s top waterfowl scientist, and he replaces Ray Marshalla who retired last May. STORY & COMMENTS
We pay state taxes and license fees for the hiring of qualified wildlife personnel. Why have we gotten bottom-of-the-barrel deer management since Brent Manning left? Do you think it has to do with our governor? Writer Les Davenport does. STORY & COMMENTS