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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
October 2020
Oct 13, 2020
  • Wildlife
Waterfowl Overview and Outlook for 2020
By Randy Smith

Ready for the upcoming waterfowl hunting season? Check out the insights gathered on habitat and populations of waterfowl by IDNR Division of Wildlife Resources Wetland Wildlife Program Manager Randy Smith.

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Oct 8, 2020
  • Recreation
2020-2021 Illinois Deer Hunting Forecast
By Dan Skinner

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Wildlife Program Manager Dan Skinner provides insights into the hunting forecasts for the 2020–2021 white-tailed deer hunting season.

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Oct 7, 2020
  • Wildlife
Illinois Wildlife Q&A Video
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Stan McTaggart from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Scott Beckerman from Illinois Wildlife Services joins us for a Q&A on living with wildlife. Listen in to learn how to humanely remove a raccoon from the attic and more.

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A photo of Mike Wefer
A message from Chief Mike Wefer

Welcome to the August 1, 2020 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources.

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September 2020
Sep 30, 2020
  • Wildlife
Urban Waterfowl Q&A
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Ben Williams Urban Waterfowl Project manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Craig Pullins District Supervisor in Chicago for the Illinois Wildlife Service Program joins us for a Q&A about urban waterfowl. Listen in to learn how to discourage Canada geese from making a home in your subdivision or lake and so much more.

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Sep 10, 2020
  • Wildlife
Black Bear in Illinois Q&A
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Stefanie Fitzsimons, District Wildlife Biologist from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, joins us for a Q&A about the the black bear. Listen in to learn details of the black bear occurrence of June 2020 and more.

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Sep 9, 2020
  • Recreation
Boost Your Hunt with Hunt Illinois
By Laura Kammin

Hunters in Illinois now have a brand-new resource to help them plan their hunt. A new website, Hunt Illinois, was designed to provide you with up-to-date information to enhance your hunting experience.

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