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Bob Anderson, 29, of Chicago shot his first turkey. Anderson said he had been hunting them for the past 10 years before killing his first, on April 16, 2012, in JoDaviss County. The bird weighed 20 pounds and had an 8-inch beard.
The Illinois spring trout fishing season starts at 5 a.m. April 6. In preparation, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout each spring at 42 locations statewide. 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