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.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist Tim Krumwiede verified the authenticity of the most recent trail camera photos taken Nov. 6 in Pike County and Nov. 9 in Calhoun County. That makes four confirmed sightings in Illinois this fall. STORY & COMMENTS
Wildlife officials have confirmed another cougar sighting in Illinois, and they speculate it may be the same animal captured on a Morgan County trail camera just after midnight Oct. 28. STORY & COMMENTS