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Craig Dornbush shot this 15-point deer near Albany IL from 20 yards. “He didn’t even know I was there. He was trying to sneak out just like all big deer do. I was lucky enough to have my dad, brother and uncle there when I shot it. Thanks to my brother for pushing it my way!!!” Dornbush said.
Add retrieving ice to the list of abilities from Kevin and Sandra Remmers’ Clyde’s Creek Brittanys. This video shows a dog from one of their breedings, Billie (CH Starlight’s Billion Times Brighter), making good use of an ice maker.
Ten counties previously open for late-winter seasons have been closed because deer population targets have been met in those counties. Click inside for a map of Illinois counties open for late-winter firearm deer hunting. STORY & COMMENTS
At a brief hearing Tuesday, the Illinois State Rifle Association, the Illinois State Police and The Associated Press agreed to a delay of the review of the restraining order until April 14. STORY & COMMENTS
While the Rock River fish kill is over, biologists are scrambling to decide what comes next for the hard-hit river. Restocking started Wednesday with the release of 50,000 smallmouth bass at Byron. STORY & COMMENTS
Wildlife officials have confirmed another cougar sighting in Illinois, and they speculate it may be the same animal captured on a Morgan County trail camera just after midnight Oct. 28. STORY & COMMENTS