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Illinois hunting and fishing

After being swallowed, a rainbow trout fingerling peers out from the gullet of a northern pike in a lobby aquarium exhibit at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game in Anchorage, Alaska in this Jan. 22, 2001 file photo. The battle to rid Alexander Creek of salmon-munching northern pike may escalate into a war next summer. More pike will be targeted by state biologists after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was awarded $635,000 from the Alaska Sustainable Salmon Fund for a four-year program to kill pike. (AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Jim Lavrakas)

Posted on Thu, February 10, 2011

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Sanganois duck blind drawing

Hopeful hunters turn out for the annual duck blind drawing at the Sanganois State Fish and Wildlife Area.
Posted on Tue, August 02, 2011

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Illinois Big Buck Stories

Brayden & Rob Mazur’s 26-pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Kankakee

Date and Season: Nov. 23, 2009; Bow

Notable: Father and son combine to take trophy buck.


Jeremy Melville’s 8 pointer

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Mclean

Date and Season: 11/9/11; Bow

Notable: 8-pointer bounded 100 yards



Illinois Big Fish Stories

Ed Walbel’s record largemouth bass

Illinois hunting and fishing

County: Lake

Size: 13 pounds, 1 ounce; 28 inches long, 23-inch girth

Date: February 15, 1976

Notable: Bass hit with ice still on parts of Stone Quarry Lake.



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