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15-year-old Austin Kofoid of Glasford shot this 11-point buck at 7;30 a.m. opening morning of his last youth deer hunt, hunting in Hancock County. Austin has been hunting since he was 9 years old and has harvested several nice deer, but this is his first buck, which weighed 180 field dressed.
River fishing is very slow most places due to high, muddy water. Catfish are biting well if you can get access to flooded river areas. Elsewhere bluegill are the top species right now, still on the beds in many lakes and ponds in central and northern Illinois. STORY & COMMENTS
About 80 Illinois Department of Natural Resources employees filed their intent to retire this month, including several state park superintendents, biologists, engineers and other administrators. The list of retirees includes Dan Riggs, superintendent of Rock Cut State Park. STORY & COMMENTS
A Rockford cycling team wants you to cover your bike with fur and endure the cold weather for 20 miles to help the homeless. The entry fee is only $30, but removable fur for your bike will cost you extra. STORY & COMMENTS