Archers are now heading afield for deer, waterfowlers will soon occupy blinds and squirrel hunters are finding better success. Still, anglers who have already set aside their fishing tackle until...[Read More]
Youth Deer Permits: Resident and non-resident Illinois Youth Firearm Deer permits are available over-the-counter (OTC) from DNR Direct license and permit vendors. The Youth Deer Hunt is Columbus Day...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD, IL – A number of Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas and recreation areas will be open to youth waterfowl hunting during the 2018 North Zone Youth Waterfowl...[Read More]
The return of seasonable temperatures has inspired more anglers to take advantage of the much-improved fishing currently found at each of Illinois' three large Corps of Engineer reservoirs. Reports...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – Hunters are prohibited from harvesting antlerless deer during the first 15 days of the Illinois Archery Deer Season in five east-central Illinois counties as part of an effort to gro...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 55 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018, with EHD appearing...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The 2018 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. The Fall Catch-and-Release Fly Fishing Season will...[Read More]
Bobcat Permits: Hunters and trappers may apply for a 2018-19 Illinois Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Permit online through Sept. 30. Applicants must submit a $5.00 non-refundable fee. A total of 1,000...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – As they head to the field this fall, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reminds hunters of new requirements for use of non-toxic shot at a number of IDNR sites for...[Read More]
Things do not change much in southern Illinois. In fact, most of the following still holds true in these parts of the state. For instance, it seems like almost everyone living in southern Illinois...[Read More]

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