Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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...
A Union County school district has been awarded funds from the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, director Wayne Rosenthal on March 2 announced the awarding of more than $98,000 in donated funds from the grant program. More than 8,300...
John E. Schwegman, a longtime conservationist, is the winner of the 2017 Delta Award, presented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Friends of Morris Library. The Delta Award, which originated in 1976, is presented annually to an author who is from Southern Illinois or who has written...
Shawnee Community College agricultural instructor Ed Billingsley has been honored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for 30 years of service.  Billingsley was recognized for his dedication and generosity to the program for the past three decades.
Twenty-four Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2016 application period. A total of $20,227.82 will be distributed.  Grant recipients were announced recently by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, and the Illinois Conservation Foundation, ICF....
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that it has terminated a lease agreement with Rend Lake Resort Inc. and intends to seek a new operator for the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center, which is located on Rend Lake at Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area in Southern...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits: Illinois archery deer and archery fall turkey seasons are open through Jan. 15, 2017.   Permits are available over-the-counter at DNR Direct license and permit vendors...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day state firearm deer season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4.  That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm...
Harvest totals for hunters in Illinois were down significantly during the first weekend of this year’s firearm deer season, which was Nov. 18-20. The second part of the season is scheduled for Dec. 1-4. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a...

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