Bowhunter David Dauphin shot this video of a 10-point buck on Nov. 9, 2008 near Savanna. “I had just grunted at a buck I had seen and seconds later this 10-pointer came running and stopped 8 feet from the base of my stand,” Dauphin said. “I let him go hoping that next year he would be that big guy I am looking for,” Dauphin said. The buck was seen by two other hunters the next morning and evening.
A sand-mining operation slated for land next to Illinois’ most visited state park has sparked controversy in LaSalle County. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park. STORY & COMMENTS
An 84-pound canine shot near Lena on Feb. 19, 2008 by a hunter has been confirmed as the fourth timber wolf killed in Illinois. Two other wolves are believed to have passed through the state at some point. STORY & COMMENTS
George Little's New Year’s Day tradition involves heading to the hunting grounds while the New Year’s Eve revelers are in recovery. He targets Jan. 1 as a favorite time to try and scare up a pheasant or a covey of quail. STORY & COMMENTS
Dan Stephenson, a fisheries biologist with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said there are no official stats on fish kills, but his calls are running at least 25 percent higher than normal. STORY & COMMENTS