Nov 17, 2022
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Ubicada a lo largo de la línea estatal de Illinois e Indiana en el extremo sur de Chicago, el Área Recreativa Estatal de 631 acres William W. Powers, normalmente atrae a pescadores y cazadores de aves acuáticas que utilizan Wolf Lake, y es un destino para salidas familiares y picnics. Además, el sitio hizo historia en el otoño de 2022 cuando acogió un programa de caza de ciervos con tiro con arco, lo que resultó en el primer ciervo de cola blanca cazado en Chicago en más de 150 años.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Located on the far south side of Chicago, the William W. Powers State Recreation Area typically attracts anglers and waterfowl hunters utilizing Wolf Lake, and is a destination for family outings. But history was made in the fall of 2022 when the site hosted an archery deer hunting program—resulting in the first white-tailed deer harvested in Chicago in more than 150 years.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Wildlife
By Laura Kammin

A la gente le gusta ayudar, especialmente cuando se trata de vida silvestre joven, pero también es muy probable que la ayuda humana sea perjudicial en lugar de útil. El truco es saber cuándo y cómo ayudar adecuadamente a la vida silvestre joven y cuándo dejar que la naturaleza siga su curso.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Wildlife
By Stephanie M. Schmidt

Illinois, known for its vast prairies, fertile soils and diverse species, can add one more distinction to this ever-growing list—cranes. Once a rarity, large flocks of sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) can be found in northern Illinois year-round, and whooping cranes (Grus americana) are seasonal migrants and occasional wintering residents of Illinois.

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Nov 1, 2022
  • Wildlife
By Ryan Pankau

The recent International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) designation of the monarch as “endangered” sparked misunderstandings. The IUCN and the U.S. Federal Endangered Species List both include a designation of “endangered,” but each means something different. Learn about these differences here.

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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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