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Firearm hunter Dylon Hambelton of Erie shot this Whiteside County 10-pointer on Nov. 22, 2009. He had passed up six does prior to shooting this buck and was starting to get antsy before this buck appeared 120 yards away. Eventually the buck came within 60 yards, broadside, and Hambelton made the most of his shot.
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
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
Twenty-six hunting accidents were reported in Illinois in 2011, and half of those were blamed on falls from tree stands. “Anytime your feet leave the ground you should be in a harness.” STORY & COMMENTS