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Sep 1, 2019
  • Recreation
Upland Game Fall Hunting Forecast 2019-2020
By Wade Louis

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Project Manager Wade Louis provides an overview of upland game populations with a look toward the 2019–20 hunting season.

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Sep 1, 2019
  • Recreation
Preparing to Hunt Doves
By Eric Bumgarner

Preparation prior to hunting is important, and dove hunting is no exception. The author, Eric Bumgarner, describes in-depth how to prepare before heading to the dove hunting field this fall.

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Aug 1, 2019
  • Recreation
Preparing to Hunt Upland Game
By Eric Bumgarner

It’s been a long hot summer and hunters across the state are thinking about returning to the fields and forests in pursuit of upland game. Review what is needed, make a plan and be prepared.

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Aug 1, 2019
  • Land
  • Recreation
Teaming Up for Habitat: IRAP Provides Places to Recreate and Improve Habitats
By Tammy Miller

Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) habitat strike teams assist private landowners by improving their property for healthier forests and wildlife habitats.

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Aug 1, 2019
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
2019-2020 Wild Turkey and Squirrel Hunting Forecast
By Luke Garver

Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Wild Turkey Project Manager Luke Garver provides insights into the hunting forecasts for the 2019-2020 wild turkey (fall gun, archery and spring seasons) and squirrel seasons.

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A message from Director Chris Young

Welcome to the August 1, 2019 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources.

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