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Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information Now Available Online

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 19 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2011-12 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online. Fifteen of the sites are operated by the IDNR, while four other sites will continue to…


Illinois Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Information Now Available Online

Online applications for IDNR-managed sites begin Aug. 1  SPRINGFIELD, IL – Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 19 Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) sites this fall, and the 2011-12 season dates and permit reservation information are now available online. Fifteen of the sites are operated by the…


IDNR Announces Operating Hours For La Salle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

Season opens on March 16th MARSEILLES, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources today announced that the La Salle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area will open for the 2011 season on March 16. Beginning March 16 through March 31, La Salle Lake will be open Wednesday thru Sunday,…


KANSAS, ILLINOIS AUTHORITIES COOPERATE IN TURKEY STING

Effingham County, Illinois, men plead guilty in Kansas turkey poaching case SPRINGFIELD, IL — A two-year, cooperative investigation among the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has resulted in the prosecution of 11 Effingham…


Illinois Bicycling Guide

There may be no better place to bicycle than in Illinois. From flat prairie land, to rolling hills, to towering bluffs to breathtaking river and lakefront views — Illinois has it all. If you haven’t been on a bicycle lately, you don’t know what you are missing. Hop on and…


U.S. Designates Upper Mississippi River Floodplains a Wetland of International Importance

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced approval of portions of the Upper Mississippi River, including the Midwest’s largest national wildlife refuge, as a Wetland of International Importance. In making the announcement, Secretary Salazar said, “The ecological, social, and economic values of the Upper Mississippi River make it one…


Celebrate the Bicentennial of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln at America’s National Parks

WASHINGTON – This year marks the Bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. He was born on February 12, 1809 in relative obscurity in central Kentucky. He is arguably the most important President in the history of this nation by virtue of the crisis of disunion that faced him when…


Hunters Prepare For Second Firearm Deer Season in Illinois December 4-7

Hunters in Illinois Harvest 71,894 Deer During First Weekend of Firearm Deer Season SPRINGFIELD , IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 71,894 deer during the opening weekend of the 2008 Illinois Firearm Deer season, Nov. 21-23, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Acting Director Sam Flood announced…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Builds Mass Marking Program for Great Lakes Trout and Salmon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Midwest Region this October received the first of a series of automated fish tagging trailers – an initial step in the development of a mass marking program that will eventually mark or tag all salmon and trout stocked into U.S. waters of the…


Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Class of 2009 Announced

William Guerrini, Don Hankla, Dwight Hoffard, and George Rabb to be honored next February 28 SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Four Illinoisans with decades of dedication to enhancing outdoor recreation and natural resources protection in the state have been selected for induction into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. William Guerrini, the…