Illinois Hunting News

Eagle Cam Installed at Illinois Coffeen Lake
A recent discovery of a family of eagles nesting at Coffeen Lake State Fish and Wildlife area – near Ameren Energy Generating Company's Coffeen Power Station – has prompted the installation of a live camera to monitor the nest and allow anyone with web access to watch the action.
Illinois to Host US Open Trap Shooting Championships
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Acting Director Sam Flood announced that the U.S. Open Trap Shooting Championships will return to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex (WSRC) in Sparta.
Illinois Turkey Season Underway
Illinois' popular spring wild turkey hunting seasons are underway with expectations for good opportunity for turkey hunters in the state.
Illinois DNR Says Cougar Rumors are False
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is addressing recent internet rumors claiming photographic evidence of cougars in Illinois.
Illinois Overall Deer Harvest Down From 2006
Deer hunters in Illinois wrapped up the 2007-08 hunting seasons with higher harvest during the Late-Winter Antlerless-only deer hunt, while the three-and-a-half month archery deer season ended with harvest slightly below last years total.
Illinois ICF Youth Achievement Scholarships
The Illinois Conservation Foundation announced the winners of the 2008 ICF Youth Achievement Scholarships, an outreach program recognizing high school juniors and seniors in Illinois for their work in and dedication toward preserving, promoting, enhancing or supporting natural resources conservation.
Illinois Trapper Education Program Now Online
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering a new online course for those interested in learning to trap.
Illinois Deer Hunters Successful in 2007
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 116,708 deer during the seven-day firearm deer hunting season Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 29-Dec. 2, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Acting Director Sam Flood announced.
Illinois Hunters Harvest 85,000+ Deer
Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 85,490 deer during the opening weekend of the state’s 2007 firearm deer season, Nov. 16-18.
Illinois Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Deer Hunting
More than 200,000 hunters are expected to participate in the 2007 Illinois Firearm Deer Season, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is encouraging hunters to make safety a priority during the seven-day hunt Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 29-Dec. 2.