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 red-breasted nuthatch normally spends most of its life north of Illinois, living in pine forests, far from people. But this year, a lack of food in their home range has pushed the nuthatch further south than usual. STORY & COMMENTS
Traditional firearm hunting seasons are kicking off in Illinois and surrounding states. We've got a roundup of when hunters will be taking to the field in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and WIsconsin STORY & COMMENTS