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Patience has paid off for Paul Kampwerth of Edwardsville who took this nice eight-pointer Nov. 28 in Virginia. Paul has been hunting for five years before he got his first deer. The buck has a 15-inch spread.
Check out this video shot in northeastern Peoria County by Rob Hilsabeck on Saturday, Nov. 17, during the first weekend of firearm deer hunting. Is this a dog? A wolf? A wolf-dog-coyote cross? What’s your opinion?
Muzzleloader and archery deer hunting totals are down slightly from last year. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released muzzleloader and up-to-date archery totals Wednesday morning. Click inside for county-by-county comparisons. STORY & COMMENTS
The alligator gar is an ancient fish with a lineage almost 120 million years long. It has inhabited the Lower Mississippi River drainage from Louisiana and Texas north to Illinois for more than three million years. In recent years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been working with states in the gar’s historic range to begin a reintroduction program. Illinois has released the fish in promising habitats. STORY & COMMENTS