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Deer kill

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.



Officials: Make Sure Fireworks Vendor Is Licensed

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging organizers of fireworks displays to make sure the vendors they hire are properly licensed.


Sun Heat

Illinois Heat Creating Conditions For Fish Kills

The extreme heat and lack of rain throughout Illinois are creating the right conditions for fish kills in ponds and backwater lakes.


Illinois Lawmakers Trying to Close Pension Loopholes

Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.


State park

Proposed Illinois DNR Budget Cuts at 13.5 Percent

IDNR Director Marc Miller says parks will “absolutely not” be closed.


Strip mining, Illinois

$24-Million for Strip Mine Damage in Illinois

A report in 1974 started that Illinois had more than 172,000 acres, in 40 Illinois counties impacted by strip mining.


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Illinois Deer Season Falls Short

Counting all of the other deer seasons, Paul Shelton, withthe Illinois Department of Natural Resoruces estimates the overall total will be as much as 190,000.




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