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Joseph Batusich, 11, harvested his first buck in Will county using a Mathews Craze Bow. He spent the rest of the night showing grandparents and other hunters his trophy. Photo submitted by John Batusich.
Each year free-roaming and feral cats kill hundreds of million of birds in the United States. One controversial solution to deal with the feral cat problem is trap, neuter and release. However, this video from the American Bird Conservancy says the programs do not work.
Illinois native Cody Santel keeps fishing his way toward the top of the college bass fishing ranks. Santel and his Murray State University fishing partner Justin Berger took seventh place in the 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. STORY & COMMENTS
A Winchester 1873 rifle marked "1 of 1,000" recently sold at auction for $93,000. It is one of the most rare factory shoulder arms ever produced. Understandably, one of these rifles seldom comes up for sale. A rifle that was one of 1,000 had a specially fitted barrel and was tested for accuracy. If the barrel qualified, it was stamped "1 of 1,000." STORY & COMMENTS
Two adult bucks killed by hunters in Macon County during the fall 2011 firearm season have tested positive for chronic wasting disease - the first wild deer to test positive in the state. STORY & COMMENTS