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“The swans have been around about a week—there are about 60 plus in the group,” writes Judy Hurdle of the trumpeter swans spotted in Mason County. “They always stay by themselves and aren’t with the larger numbers of geese-snows and blues.”
Near freezing temperatures couldn’t chill the enthusiasm of hunters as the traditional firearm deer-hunting season opened Friday. Weather was cloudy and cold with high temperature in the mid- to upper 30s. And the weekend won’t get any warmer, as temperatures in central Illinois are not expected above freezing Saturday and Sunday. STORY & COMMENTS
The Illinois River makes no allowances for good intentions. Lee Albright has seen that firsthand in his early weeks at the helm of the Illinois River National Wildlife and Fish Refuges. STORY & COMMENTS
Dr. Steven Clark: "I am very curious why the Illinois Department of Natural Resources seems so reluctant to admit to a very obvious and serious factor that has contributed to the overall decline of the number of harvested deer in this state." STORY & COMMENTS