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Adam Geiger of Normal caught this 27-inch bass on Dec. 13, 2009 while fishing Falcon Reservoir near Zapata, Texas. They were fishing the Mexican side of the lake about 30 minutes before sunset when the fish hit. The bass had an 18-inch girth and weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces.
The state of Illinois could begin charging entrance fees at state parks under a bill approved by the House Monday. The House voted 81-29 to allow the Department of Natural Resources to develop a fee plan for state parks. The bill, HB 5789, does not set out a fee structure. STORY & COMMENTS
Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 11,154 deer through Oct. 14. "Harvest during the week remained strong, but heavy rain and strong winds throughout much of the state depressed weekend harvest," said Paul Shelton, Illinois Department of Natural Resources wildlife program manager. Click inside for county by county totals. STORY & COMMENTS