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Logan Probst, a senior at Teutopolis High School, killed this 20-inch wide buck with a 9-inch brow tine in Effingham County on the opening day of the first firearm season. Photo courtesy of Keith Probst.
New Illinois legislation introduced by Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) would allow archers to use their bows during the seven days of the firearm deer season. Writer Kevin Chapman ponders whether this is a good idea. STORY & COMMENTS :: DISCUSS IN FORUMS
Peabody Recreational Lands is selling more than 5,000 acres of reclaimed strip-mine ground in Fulton, Schuyler, McDonough, Jefferson and Perry counties. Click here for more information. STORY & COMMENTS
East Moline-based Living Lands and Waters will hand out native, nut-bearing hardwood trees including Bur, White, Red, Pin, Black, and Swamp Chestnut oaks as well as Shagbark Hickory trees. STORY & COMMENTS
Rehabilitation of the marsh and lake habitats at the Hennepin and Hopper Lakes Project has begun this fall through the joint efforts of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Wetlands Initiative (TWI). STORY & COMMENTS