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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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Aug 2, 2021
  • Recreation
By Peter Schlichting

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Deer Project Manager, Peter Schlichting, provides insights into the hunting forecasts for the 2021–2022 white-tailed deer hunting season.

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Aug 2, 2021
  • Recreation
By Kathy Andrews Wright

A preview of the 2021–2022 Illinois Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations reveals user-friendly updates and the inclusion of a quick reference card in both Spanish and Polish.

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May 3, 2021
  • Recreation
  • Research
By Heather Kopsco, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla

In Illinois, a growing threat to humans and our furry adventure companions is lurking along those greening trails–several types of ticks. Here are some tips for identifying ticks and maximizing your safety outdoors.

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A photo of Mike Wefer
A message from Chief Mike Wefer

Welcome to the August 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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