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Nov 1, 2019
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Wildlife Research News
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Keeping up with cutting-edge wildlife research, as well as changes in state and national wildlife-oriented programs and legislation, can be a daunting task. Here we briefly summarize some of the current, key work.

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Nov 1, 2019
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  • Wildlife
Dispersal Behavior Among White-tailed Deer in Central and Northern Illinois
By Charles Nixon

A common belief among deer hunters is that deer remain within a mile or two of their birth area throughout their life. Tagging studies in east-central (Piatt County) and northern (DeKalb County) Illinois have, however, shown that for many deer this is not the case.

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Nov 1, 2019
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  • Wildlife
Decades of Wood Duck Banding Used as a Management Tool
By Kenneth Delahunt

The process of trapping and banding waterfowl in Illinois dates back before the 1920s, and it remains the best tool IDNR biologists can use to monitor wood duck populations. Read on to learn how biologists and hunters are teaming up to gather valuable data on wood ducks.

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Aug 1, 2019
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Bobwhites Hanging on in Southern Illinois
By Caleb S. Crawford, Michael W. Eichholz

IDNR enlists the help of Southern Illinois University researchers to study how bobwhite populations respond to active quail management and grassland restoration.

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Aug 1, 2019
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  • Wildlife
The Fascinating Story of Squirrels and Acorns
By Tom Simpson

An observation on squirrel nut-burying behavior inspires Thomas B. Simpson, Ph.D. to conduct experiments that offer insight into the germination of oak seedlings.

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A message from Director Chris Young

Welcome to the November 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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