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Tony Garner of Mount Vernon took this photo with his cell phone of a bobcat killed along Veteran`s Memorial Drive in Mount Vernon a couple weeks ago. According to a study conducted by the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory at Southern Illinois University, the rather secretive animal have been reliably sighted at least once in 92 of the state’s 102 counties, with 71 counties having three or more sightings.
After a decade of budget and staff reductions the Illinois Department of Natural Resources faces unprecedented cuts this summer which have brought changes at Johnson Sauk Trail State Recreation Area. STORY & COMMENTS
Both sides of a controversial proposal to develop a sand mining operation on the eastern edge of Starved Rock State Park brought their concerns to Springfield and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday. STORY & COMMENTS
Dove season started Thursday. By shifting some investment capital into a manufacturer of shotgun shells, you might be able to realize significant short-term gains. According to BassPro.com, the average hunter harvests three doves out of every box of 25 shells. STORY & COMMENTS