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.
Today marks the opening of river otter trapping season in Illinois. For the first time since 1929 trappers will be allowed to trade otter pelts, the most valuable of any animal in Illinois. STORY & COMMENTS
One of the big messages at the 10th annual Minnesota Governor's Deer Opener in Winona on the opening weekend of the firearms deer season was the need to get kids away from their Xboxes and into the outdoors. STORY & COMMENTS
Practice is “can’t miss” advice. More deer are shot at and missed than those that are shot at and hit. The buck of a lifetime isn’t going to be in our lifetime if we can’t finish the deal. STORY & COMMENTS
With 230 firearm hunters at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area near Chandlerville this weekend, it might be surprising to learn the safest place for a deer is the campground. STORY & COMMENTS