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Picture of the Day archive
Bryan Anderson: “I wanted to share a pic of my 13-year-old son, Nick, with the gobbler he shot this morning at 6:33 in Fulton County. The bird’s stats; 23 lbs, 10” beard and 1 1/8” spurs. He came strutting in to only nine yards when Nick dropped him. I couldn’t be more proud of him!”
Hunters are asked to report any sightings of feral swine this fall as state wildlife officials seek to slow the spread of the invasive animals. Feral swine are native to Eurasia but populations exist in at least 35 states, including Illinois. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois' skunk population is soaring and as many as 6,700 of the rabies-ridden creatures were booted from the northeastern part of the state last year, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources. STORY & COMMENTS
Thanksgiving cooks have the Butterball Hotline. Hunters have the National Wild Turkey Federation's 10 safety tips for spring turkey hunting season. We also include a link to season dates statewide. STORY & COMMENTS
Three environmental groups have filed a lawsuit claiming the Illinois Department of Natural Resources granted a permit for a sand mind planned for land adjacent to Started Rock State Park without fully considering its effects. STORY & COMMENTS