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Illinois Creates New Rules on Wild Hog Hunting

Wild hogs have become so much of an issue that the state has come out with new rules about the release, transportation and harvest of the animals.


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Ill. Lawmakers Investigate Drop In Deer Numbers

Lawmaker will decide whether action is needed to increase the deer population.


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DNR: Illinois Deer Harvest Down Sharply from Last Year

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year’s firearm season.


A worker cleans and lubricates the head of the machine, after the stimulation hydraulic fracturing of one segment of the well is finished, at Southwestern Energy Co.'s natural gas production site at the Marcellus Shale formation in Camptown, Pennsylvania, U.S. (Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

IDNR: ‘Fracking’ At Least a Year Off in Illinois

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.


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Illinois Eyes $15 Annual ATV Fee

The new surcharge on all-terrain vehicles could bring in up to $800,000 a year, according to IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud.


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Caution: Turtle Crossing

It’s nesting season for local turtles and drivers are advised to keep a look out for the animal crossing the street.


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Illinois Bill Would Criminalize Wasting Meat

Sgt. Jamie Maul of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says this is needed.


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Record Illinois Deer Harvest

Illinois deer hunters killed more than 72,000 deer during last weekend’s opening of the 2012 firearm season.


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Illinois Officials Urge Hunting Safety

The agency’s safety tips include always being aware of surroundings and knowing what is beyond the target.


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Grafton Residents Honored For Volunteerism

Glen & Jared McNelly restored the entrance sign to Pere Marquette State Park.