Hunting

White-tailed deer are an integral part of the Illinois landscape, and a new website will provide up-to-date information about deer biology, management, research and regulations.   A random set of Illinois deer hunters and landowners were set to receive an e-mail invitation earlier in March to...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: New License Year Begins April 1: Illinois fishing, hunting and sportsman’s combination licenses and stamps for 2017 are available from DNR Direct license and permit vendors, online through the IDNR website...
Snow goose hunting is special to a certain group of hunters. “This is a like a bucket list hunt,” said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Thomas. “I’ve got some very great memories here.” Thomas was one of six soldiers from the Wounded Warriors Project out of Kentucky and Tennessee who went snow goose hunting in...
Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick has announced that the Sheriff's Office Firing Range will be open to persons that would like to sight in their hunting guns for the upcoming firearm deer season.  The range will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. The range will be...
Shawnee Community College plans to offer five community education courses. Courses are scheduled at the college’s main campus near Ullin and at Shawnee’s extension center in Anna. The schedule includes: Container Gardening Sept. 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the college’s extension center in Anna. The...
Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner is designed to make adjustments to the law to allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, to more efficiently do its job of protecting Illinois’ lands and wildlife. In addition, SB 2410 extends the youth licenses program to further invest in...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 12-13 at the Main Street Center in Anna. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Students must attend both classes. A 1996 state law requires all...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, on July 25 announced proposed waterfowl season dates and bag limits for the 2016-2017 seasons.   The recommendations include 60-day duck seasons in each of the state’s four waterfowl hunting zones, along with 107 days of Canada goose hunting in...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: Firearm Deer Permit Applications Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2016 Illinois firearm deer and muzzleloader-only deer permits.   The deadline to apply for...

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