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Kyle Essex of Bartonville shared this photo of a buck he harvested in Nov. 2009 in Fulton County. It was a nice symmetrical 12 point, but Kyle was more impressed with the body. “He was a bruiser! I shot him at 25 yards around 11:30, just after he finished checking a scrape.”
Landowners and nonprofit groups can soon breathe a little easier each time they allow public access to their property for outdoors recreation or education. The Illinois House and Senate recently passed SB1042, a bill that protects property owners from liability if they allow the public on their land to hike, fish, watch birds or participate in other forms of outdoors recreation. STORY & COMMENTS
The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark — from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving gopher tortoise, to the slimy American eel and tiny Texas kangaroo rat. STORY & COMMENTS