Mathew Anderson, 12, killed this buck Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Fulton County while hunting with his dad. The deer came in with another buck and walked nearly under their tree. Matthew shot him with a T/C Omega muzzleloader at only 10 yards.
Hunters harvested a preliminary total of 11,154 deer through Oct. 14. "Harvest during the week remained strong, but heavy rain and strong winds throughout much of the state depressed weekend harvest," said Paul Shelton, Illinois Department of Natural Resources wildlife program manager. Click inside for county by county totals. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois archery deer hunters have harvested a preliminary total of 21,313 deer through Oct. 28. Last year’s figure for the same period was 20,430, and the five-year average for 2007-2011 is 20,847. Click inside for county-by-county totals. STORY & COMMENTS
Over the past decade, zip line courses have been springing up around the United States, and the attractions are growing in popularity.Secured in a harness, adventurers streak across the landscape at treetop height while attached to a steel cable (or zip line) stretched between two towers. Click inside for a video. STORY & COMMENTS
In a press release, Brent Rudolph, wildlife research specialist and deer and elk program leader, said the number of deer reported is a minimum number “since not all deer that die are reported.” Click inside for a map showing the distribution of EHD in Michigan. STORY & COMMENTS