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Robert Levar of Morton caught this snapping turtle recently in Tazewell County, his first. Levar and his uncle Dave Scifres caught three more snappers a few days after this one and are planning a turtle fry.
Watch Bill Barkstrom land a 36-inch northern pike out of the Des Plaines River on Memorial Day. The fish hit on a minnow under a bobber. WARNING: Barkstrom uses some strong language when he lands his fish that may not be suitable for youngsters.
An 84-pound canine shot near Lena on Feb. 19, 2008 by a hunter has been confirmed as the fourth timber wolf killed in Illinois. Two other wolves are believed to have passed through the state at some point. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois DNR's controlled pheasant hunting program is discussed during Wednesday's hearing in Springfield on a variety of agricultural and natural resources programs that are waiting for appropriated funds to be released. STORY & COMMENTS
PEKIN, Ill. — For many years prior to the late 1970s, massive Caterpillar tractors rolled through the old Caterpillar test site off Illinois Route 29 in unincorporated Creve Coeur. The land has recovered, to a degree — most of the 300 acres there are now covered with trees and lush meadows, and it’s home to about 15 species of animals, 80 species of birds and a wide variety of plant life. STORY & COMMENTS