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SPRINGFIELD - Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 153,048 deer during all 2019-20 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded Jan. 19, 2020. The total preliminary deer harvest for...[Read More]
With the odds of local winter ice fishing always a bit questionable, many local anglers are turning their attention to the hot water lakes of central and southern Illinois. Due to the discharge of warm...[Read More]
Spring Turkey Applications: Hunters should plan ahead for spring by applying for the second lottery for 2020 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits. The application deadline for the second lottery...[Read More]
What is does an outdoor enthusiast to do when it's too cold to go open-water fishing and not cold enough to go ice fishing? Perhaps a visit to one of the annual boat, travel and outdoor shows will...[Read More]
You hoping to catch a big bass next year? One that is large enough to occupy a spot on your den wall? Perhaps you might even have aspirations of landing the next state-record bass. Where and when d...[Read More]
With all the exciting hunting opportunities currently existing within the Illinois, few provide the heart-stopping thrill that comes when a colorful cock pheasant flushes within only a few feet of...[Read More]
Say, are you hoping to catch a big bass next year? One that is large enough to occupy a spot on your den wall? Perhaps you might even have aspirations of landing the next state-record bass. Where...[Read More]
Late-season hunting here in downstate Illinois typically separates the men from the boys. This season, in particular, has brought an ample early sampling of winterlike weather to our area. This mean...[Read More]
While many local sportsmen are occupying their time by sitting in duck blinds or deer stands, a handful of diehard crappie anglers are busy enjoying some of the best fishing action of the year. And,...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding hunters to make safety their first priority as they head to the field for the state’s firearm deer, upland game,...[Read More]

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