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
Eureka high school teacher and coach Brett Charlton could be the most recent trail camera enthusiast to snap a picture of a cougar. Charlton found the image Nov. 6 on one of the four trail cameras he uses to monitor 60 acres of hunting property he owns in Pike County. STORY & COMMENTS