Every fall, biologists from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conduct surveys of lakes to assess the health of fish populations. They use information gathered to set limits for anglers and guide fish stocking efforts.
Ten counties previously open for late-winter seasons have been closed because deer population targets have been met in those counties. Click inside for a map of Illinois counties open for late-winter firearm deer hunting. STORY & COMMENTS
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday agreed to adding a $2 surcharge to license plate renewals that would inject new revenue into the Department of Natural Resources for the upkeep of state parks. STORY & COMMENTS