Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year’s firearm season.
Illinois environmental officials say it will be at least a year until the start of hydraulic fracturing in the state. New state regulations for the practice are nearly complete.
The new surcharge on all-terrain vehicles could bring in up to $800,000 a year, according to IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud.
It’s nesting season for local turtles and drivers are advised to keep a look out for the animal crossing the street.
Sgt. Jamie Maul of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says this is needed.
Illinois deer hunters killed more than 72,000 deer during last weekend’s opening of the 2012 firearm season.
The agency’s safety tips include always being aware of surroundings and knowing what is beyond the target.
Glen & Jared McNelly restored the entrance sign to Pere Marquette State Park.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging organizers of fireworks displays to make sure the vendors they hire are properly licensed.
The extreme heat and lack of rain throughout Illinois are creating the right conditions for fish kills in ponds and backwater lakes.