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Bob Anderson, 29, of Chicago shot his first turkey. Anderson said he had been hunting them for the past 10 years before killing his first, on April 16, 2012, in JoDaviss County. The bird weighed 20 pounds and had an 8-inch beard.
An oak-hickory woodland behind the school becomes an outdoors classroom for students in Chatham, Illinois. Local conservation groups volunteer to lead 350 fourth-graders on nature walks the week of May 2-6, 2011.
Among the hundreds of Illinois laws that took effect last year, the so-called "roadkill bill" got little attention despite being perhaps the quirkiest of all - allowing anyone with an Illinois furbearer license to salvage pelts or even food from the unfortunate fauna that prove no match for steel-belted radials. STORY & COMMENTS