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Illinois 2012-13 Deer Harvest Totals 180,669

Illinois 2012-13 Deer Harvest Totals 180,669

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 180,669 deer during all 2012-13 seasons.  Illinois deer seasons closed last weekend as hunters concluded the Archery Deer Season and the last segments of the Late-Winter and Special Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) deer hunting seasons on Jan. 20. The…


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Operation Dry Water Part of Nationwide Effort to Crack Down on Impaired Boaters

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) will be out in full force this weekend – on the look-out for boaters operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The increased enforcement is part of a national coordinated effort of stepped-up enforcement called…


IDNR Announces $200,000 to Enhance Snowmobile Trails Throughout Illinois

Trail maintenance, equipment and safety projects will enhance snowmobile recreation   10/29/2009 – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today awarded state snowmobile trail grants totaling $200,000 to nine local governments and to the statewide snowmobile association for trail maintenance, equipment, and safety improvements for public-access snowmobile trails in…


2009-10 Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information Now Available Online

Online applications for IDNR-managed sites begin Aug. 10 SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2009-10 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online.  Fourteen of the sites are operated by the…


IDNR Seeking Applicants for Conservation Police Officers

CPO Trainee Exam Scheduled for June 15-18 and June 22-25 SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is seeking applicants for the position of Conservation Police Officer Trainee.  Applicant testing is scheduled for the weeks of June 15-18 and June 22-25 through the Illinois Department of Central Management…


Highlighting Illinois DNR Programs and Upcoming Events for the Month of November

Deer Permit Application Deadline: The last day to apply for 2008 firearm and muzzleloader-only season deer permits is Fri., Nov. 7.  Hunters may apply online through DNR Direct (link through the DNR Direct button on the IDNR home page at http://dnr.state.il.us).  Permit application forms are also available on the IDNR…


IDNR Releases Biological Stream Ratings for Diversity, Integrity, and Significance

 Stream ratings are an important tool in identifying which streams are the most biologically diverse and have a high degree of integrity SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announces the release of biological stream ratings that combine, update, and enhance the two previous approaches for rating…


Illinois Fall Trout Season Begins October 18 – IDNR To Stock Trout at 37 Locations

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The 2008 Illinois fall trout fishing season opens on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 37 ponds and lakes throughout the state, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Acting Director Sam Flood announced today. “Our catchable trout program is a popular activity and the fall is a great time…


IDNR Offers Hunters a New Online Safety Course Offers Quick Refresher on Treestand Safety For Hunters

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding hunters that spending a few minutes online before heading into the field could be the difference between life and death.   Safety education courses are the best way to refresh the minds of even the most seasoned hunters. This year,…