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.
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
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
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