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Nicholas Puccetti,9, on his first turkey hunt at Wayne Fitzgerald State Park during the south zone youth turkey season. The bird was 22 pounds, had 11 1/8-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs. Nicholas was guided by his dad, Mark, and his dad’s best friend Tim Binegar Jr.
As the Illinois archery season moves toward the rut, bowhunters are increasingly taking bucks. Harvest through the first 26 days is 19,135 deer -- up from 2007 but behind the 2006 and 2005 totals. STORY & COMMENTS
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is starting to chip away at a $750 million maintenance backlog, as money from a new $2 surcharge on license plate renewals is starting to make its way out to the parks. STORY & COMMENTS
The Field & Stream Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic's second day brought crowds of outdoorsmen and women to the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. Here is a VIDEO report from Saturday. STORY & COMMENTS