SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced $580,237 in grant funding that will allow for development and improvements for public access to off-highway...[Read More]
The Illinois archery hunting seasons officially kicked off Oct. 1 when deer and turkey become fair game. Thus far, all information points to the fact that deer populations may be about the same as...[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 2019 Youth Deer Hunt is Columbus...[Read More]
The return of the Fall Catchable Trout Season is always a sure sign of autumn’s arrival. And, that special season will be here soon. The 2019 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens on Saturday,...[Read More]
LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will host a three-day deer and turkey hunting opportunity for hunters with disabilities Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at Rock Cut State...[Read More]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding waterfowl hunters of key dates and other information regarding the 2019-2020 waterfowl seasons and beyond. Publ...[Read More]
When it comes to his angling abilities 19-year-old Jack Ruffini of Highland knows how to catch big fish. He proved this fact again recently when he made short work of catching a nice stringer of quality...[Read More]
ALTON - Cast your line in the Mississippi River and test your catfishing skills during the Sept. 14 inaugural Alton Catfish Classic Tournament. Land the big one and win a guaranteed $15,000 first place...[Read More]
Known to many as one of the top largemouth bass lakes in the midwest, Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks draws thousands of bass anglers every year. In fact, Bassmaster Magazine recently listed Lake of...[Read More]
Local fishing enthusiasts with a hankering to catch catfish are truly blessed. Few areas of our state have more angling opportunities for this species than right here in the River Bend. And even...[Read More]

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