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Richard LaHood of Morton bagged this whitetail in Knox County on Dec. 3, 2010, with a Smith & Wesson 460 XVR handgun. The deer has 19 points. “We call him ‘Bruiser Buck,’ due to his broken antler and scars that would make Rocky Balboa proud,” LaHood said.
Michigan: Experts in western Michigan say at least 200 dead deer have been reported in Calhoun County, and another 250 have been seen in Branch County. The numbers probably are higher because not all deer are reported. Wisconsin: The outbreak appears to be centered in Columbia County, but dead deer have also been reported in Waukesha, Walworth and Rock counties. STORY & COMMENTS
According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the state's skunk population has doubled over the past few years. Increases have often been in the double digits over the last decade, the department said. STORY & COMMENTS
DNR stocks more than 60,000 rainbow trout each spring in bodies of water where trout fishing is permitted during the spring season. The Illinois catchable trout program is funded entirely by those who use the program through the sale of inland trout stamps. STORY & COMMENTS
Planning on using an Apprentice Hunting License to take your youngster out during the upcoming youth turkey season? Think again. Due to confusing rules, that's technically against the law. STORY & COMMENTS