Hanna City brothers Josh and Jacob Ruchotzke both face tremendous physical obstacles. Jacob, 11, has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, while his older brother Josh, 14, lost his legs and most of his fingers to a severe infection. Yet both brothers were able to shoot their first deer duing the Illinois Youth Firearms Hunt. The hunt was arranged by the Heart of Illinois Whitetails chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.
Linn Haramis, entomologist with the Illinois Department of Public Health, says the deer tick (or blacklegged tick) is slowly extending its range in the state. “We don’t have the level of cases they have in Wisconsin, Minnesota or on the East Coast,” he said. “But there is going to be increased risk in the future.” STORY & COMMENTS
George Little: The online edition of Fortune magazine recently released its annual “100 Greatest Things about America” list. If I were making the list, there would be recognition for significant contributions to the outdoor world. STORY & COMMENTS
From an editorial in the Oshkosh Northwestern: "While we believe (the) report provides a starting place to begin crafting a sensible plan moving forward, it suffers from the same flaw as most discussions about wildlife management: framing the issue as one of the DNR vs. hunters. Managing public resources is an issue for all Wisconsinites, whether they, hunt, fish, enjoy observing nature or travel on state highways." STORY & COMMENTS