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Recreational Fishing Participation Increased Nearly 20 Percent Over the Past 10 Years.

Preliminary findings by the USFWS also reveal increase in fishing expenditures.

Ryan Zinke signed a historic Secretarial Order today.

Delta Waterfowl Applauds Secretary Zinke’s Historic Action on Behalf of Ducks and Duck Hunters.

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Victor Lampe shot this young coyote in Peoria County during the Illinois youth deer hunt.

Monday, October 31

Victor Lampe shot this young coyote in Peoria County during the Illinois youth deer hunt.
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Duck Numbers

Poor reports from waterfowl opener

Friday, October 28

Aerial surveys show ducks being shuffled out of clubs into refuges with the start of what has so far been a very poor Central Zone duck season.

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The big boys are moving

Friday, October 28

The adult bucks finally showed themselves the evening of October 21. That includes this 20-pointer.

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Versatile Hunter

Local Youth Waterfowl Hunts Hit Home Runs

Monday, October 24

What it’s Really All About

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Meandering

Top 5 Update

Monday, October 24

A trio of October Emiquon bass provide a late season boost.

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Buffer program seeking landowners

Sunday, October 23

Farmers and landowners interested in reducing soil erosion, improving water and soil quality, and providing wildlife and pollinator habitat are invited to apply for Trees Forever’s Illinois Buffer Partnership.

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A few nice Iowa bucks

Saturday, October 22

Here are a few nice Iowa bucks to eyeball.

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Iowa pheasant season opens Oct. 29

Saturday, October 22

Iowa opens what looks to be another good pheasant hunting season on Oct. 29.

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A Missouri monster buck

Saturday, October 22

Here's a Missouri bowkill said to green score at 233 inches.

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Door County monster buck

Wednesday, October 19

Here's a likely Booner out of Door County

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Corps taking over Carlyle Lake park

Wednesday, October 19

Due to a lack of maintenance by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking over operation of South Shore State Park at Carlyle Lake.

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Locked bucks in Adams County

Wednesday, October 19

Here are a pair of locked bucks found dead in Adams County

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