Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Pere Marquette State Park wildfire (photo courtesy:KMOV)

Pere Marquette Park Fire Still Burning

Additional crews were called in Saturday afternoon to try to stop wildfire’s spread.


Feral Hog 1

Wild Hogs, Shoot on Sight

Wild hogs threaten wildlife and domestic livestock, damage to land, water and habitat.


Asian Carp 2

Asian Carp: Landfill or Dinner Table?

If we can get past the name `carp’ and the perception … we can prove this is going to be a highly nutritious, cheap meal.”


Illinois River Mud

The Mud-to-Garden Project

The mud-to-gardens project for East St. Louis announced last fall now moves to the Chicago suburbs.


Pheasant Hunting, Ill.

Controlled Pheasant Hunting is Back in Illinois

Chris McCloud, IDNR spokesman, says the program is a great chance for younger hunters to bag a bird and become hooked on hunting.



Southern IL Bike Trail Finished 14 Years After Groundbreaking

Construction of the $7 million trail began in 1997 and it was dedicated in 2001. It travels through the Shawnee National Forest.



Body of Missing Fisherman Found

An Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesperson says the body was discovered around 9 p.m. Friday.


KMOX/Mark Reardon

Illinois Hunters Bag Nearly 182,000 Deer

IDRN says this seasons harvest is at record levels.


Illinois hunters continue to shoot for lower deer population

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) —The deer population right now in Illinois is almost 100,000 fewer than it was a few weeks ago.



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