Nov 1, 2022
  • Aquatic Organisms
  • People
By Brenda McKinney

For 27 years, Brenda McKinney has worked for the Illinois Urban Fishing Program, teaching Chicago-area youth the meaning of being an ethical angler.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • People
  • Research
By Miriam Schlessinger

Miriam Schlessinger is captivated with exploring the relationship between infectious disease and wildlife ecology, especially since it sits at the intersection of many scientific fields. The Summer Research Opportunities Program allowed her delve further into her research interests.

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Aug 1, 2022
  • People
  • Wildlife
By Eric Walberg

Illinois is approaching the end of the twentieth year of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management in the white-tailed deer population in the state. In addition to management, the dynamic nature of CWD in Illinois necessitates periodic surveys of deer hunters to monitor hunter perceptions and attitudes toward CWD management actions.

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Aug 1, 2022
  • People
  • Recreation
By Alex Davis

Taking up the sport of hunting can be a lot harder for individuals who did not grow up around it or have a place to go. This is particularly true in Illinois, where 97 percent of land is privately owned. For many hunters, even seasoned ones, finding a place to hunt has become more difficult.

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Aug 1, 2022
  • People
By Emily Hodapp

The Illinois Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program has been collaborating with private landowners in the Illinois and Kaskaskia River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program areas to restore, enhance and preserve natural habitats. The collaboration creates many benefits.

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Welcome to the November 2022 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources, with an expansion of content to include a broader range of subjects—including endangered and threatened species and Illinois’ unique, high-quality habitats and the people working to preserve, protect and manage these resources.

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