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Kevin J Schmitz and Pat Schmitz caught these bluegills and bass on a central Illinois farm pond Jan. 26 . “We used wax worms, and sometimes it was hard to keep two poles in the water at the same time. We caught over 100 but we kept these 50 in four hours of fishing.”
One survey focuses on hunters' perceptions of local herds, asking whether hunters believe the herd in local management units has grown or shrunk and whether the DNR issues the proper number of permits for each unit. STORY & COMMENTS
The second Illinois firearm deer season runs Thursday through Sunday and officials hope for a repeat of the first season when there were no firearm-related hunting accidents reported. The only accidents reported after first season involved tree stands, including one in Shelby County in which the hunter died. STORY & COMMENTS