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Nov 1, 2021
  • Recreation
By Ed V.

Somehow hunting missed the author’s generation in his family. Curious in learning more about hunting, the author shares his experience as a participant in the Illinois Learn to Hunt program, and his time as a new hunter.

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Nov 1, 2021
  • Recreation
By Dan Stephens

The Illinois Learn to Hunt program is working to bolster participation in hunting by providing comprehensive, hands-on educational experiences for adults interested in learning why, how and where to hunt wild game in Illinois.

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Nov 1, 2021
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
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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Aug 30, 2021
  • Recreation
By Wade Louis

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Agricultural and Grassland Wildlife Program Manager Wade Louis provides an overview of upland game populations with a look toward the 2021–22 hunting season.

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Aug 2, 2021
  • Recreation
By Luke Garver

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Wild Turkey Project Manager Luke Garver provides insights into the hunting preview for the 2021 fall turkey gun and archery seasons.

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A photo of Ann Holtrop
A message from Chief Ann Holtrop

Welcome to the November 2021 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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