With occasional spurts of cold weather still sweeping through the area, it seems odd to be announcing the start of the camping season. Still, the 2019 Carlyle Lake and Lake Shelbyville camping season...[Read More]
Though many of the lakes and ponds in the fall catchable trout season continue to produce catches of these popular fish, a new shipment of hard-fighting rainbow trout will soon arrive for some of these...[Read More]
If predictions by Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s fisheries biologists prove to be true, catfish anglers heading to Carlyle and Rend lakes are likely to have one of their best years...[Read More]
Illinois DNR Newsbits – February 2019 Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic: Plan to attend the annual National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic as the event comes to Illinois for the first time...[Read More]
RIVERBEND - It’s winter in Southern Illinois which means although it maybe colder out on the scenic hiking trails, there’s also more chance of spotting some of the annual migrating birds...[Read More]
With normal weather conditions, we’ll soon see the beginning of the spring fishing season. During the early weeks of the March, the final remnants of ice typically disappear from most northern...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD - Area counties reported a higher overall preliminary deer harvest in 2018-2019 than 2017-2018. Locally, in Calhoun County, there were 1,709 deer harvested, 852 firearm and 776 archery....[Read More]
OGLESBY – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has begun a comprehensive land use and recreation planning process for the 2,629-acre parcel adjacent to Starved Rock and Matthiessen State...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is accepting new applications for Habitat and Pheasant project grants in the Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program through February...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the approval of $241,533 in grants for two wildlife pheasant habitat projects through the Illinois State Pheasant...[Read More]

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