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Ed Hardesty of South Charleston, Ohio, sent in this photo of his son Travis who caught and released this nice bass on July 2 east of Canton, Ill. The fish was 21½ inches long, his personal best while fishing a Mann’s Auger tail around heavy cover.
According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, there already have been hundreds of fish kills statewide with more on the way. UPDATED: with complete list of fish kills reported to DNR for the week of July 9 - 15. STORY & COMMENTS
People streamed into the show Saturday morning filling aisles between vendors exhibiting everything from hunting blinds shaped like round hay bales to hunting trips to far-off destinations. STORY & COMMENTS
After years of steady growth, the population of giant Canada geese in Illinois has remained flat at around 107,000 birds over the last decade, according to an annual helicopter survey by the state Department of Natural Resources. STORY & COMMENTS