Chris Robertson of Avon with a little help from his granddaughter Christin Posey took this black bear during a hunt in Caramat, Ontario, with a compound bow August 23, 2012. It weighed 245 pounds, and was lured by a doughnut Christin gave him.
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 Illinois Senate on Wednesday agreed to adding a $2 surcharge to license plate renewals that would inject new revenue into the Department of Natural Resources for the upkeep of state parks. 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