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Here’s one that escaped the hunter. Eric Swanson sent in this photo of a buck he found 100 yards from a blacktop road. The 13-point buck, which had an obvious large scrape down his back and no obvious bullet or arrow wounds, had been there for a few days before the first shotgun season. “We think he must have been hit by a truck and suffered internal injuries,” Eric wrote.
Local anglers oppose state plan to ban fishing at Bernadotte Dam, one of 31 Illinois dams that would be impacted by a proposed DNR rule creating an exclusion zone above and below the structures. STORY & COMMENTS
Getting seven state parks back online was just the first item on new Illinois DNR director Marc Miller's to-do list. He also hopes to restore staff morale, boost natural resources funding and improve trust with cooperating agencies. STORY & COMMENTS