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Perch, kings and Labor Day, Dale Bowman, Sep 02

Numbers down for dove opener, Dale Bowman, Sep 02

Opening day stand sites for big bucks, Bernie Barringer, Sep 02

Illinois state woes hurting parks,, Aug 31

Hunting seasons getting rolling, Al Hayden, Aug 30


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Second lottery underway for Illinois duck, goose permits


Resident hunters may apply online for the second lottery for the Illinois 2015 Public Duck and Goose Hunting Area Permit program until Sept. 14.

Coffeen Lake offers youth deer hunt


A drawing will be held on Sat., Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. for three youth to hunt deer at Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area during the Youth Firearm Deer Season, Oct. 10-12.



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Thursday, March 01

A co-worker of Shae Birkey found this cool pair of shed whitetail deer antlers in February in Peoria County. Birkey counted 29 scorable points on the rack, which had a 6-inch circumference at the base.
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