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After being swallowed, a rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike in a lobby aquarium exhibit at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Anchorage, Alaska in this Jan. 22, 2001 file photo. The battle to rid Alexander Creek of salmon-munching northern pike may escalate into a war next summer. More pike will be targeted by state biologists after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was awarded $635,000 from the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund for a four-year program to kill pike. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Jim Lavrakas)
The growing possibility that Illinois will enact a concealed-carry law has certified firearms instructors like Greg Powell busier than usual. He taught two classes in Decatur on Saturday. Ninety-five people attended his morning class and 80 people were registered for his afternoon class. STORY & COMMENTS
Sportsmen's Alliance President David Schutz wants officials to enforce safety laws to improve the integrity of hunting. "Usually, the only time people hear about hunters is when there's an incident," Schutz said. STORY & COMMENTS
While managers would prefer to have control over water levels — including during floods — to provide optimum wildlife and fish habitat year after year, backwater areas can play a valuable role during times of extreme flood. Michael Reuter of The Nature Conservancy said wildlife areas help store floodwaters during events like this one. Click inside for a VIDEO. STORY & COMMENTS
The virus is striking people earlier this year because the weather created good breeding conditions for the mosquito that carries the virus. Last year, Illinois' first human case wasn't reported until Aug. 19. That year, there were 34 cases, including three deaths. STORY & COMMENTS