deer harvest http://tspr.org en Around the Region http://tspr.org/post/around-region-89 <p>A quick look at news from around the tri-state region. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:55:52 +0000 Jason Parrott 48567 at http://tspr.org Around the Region Changes for Illinois Deer Hunters http://tspr.org/post/changes-illinois-deer-hunters <p>Efforts to reduce the number of deer in Illinois have been so successful that the state plans to reduce the number of hunting permits this year. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:40:08 +0000 Brian Mackey 48381 at http://tspr.org Changes for Illinois Deer Hunters IL & IA Face Deer Virus Outbreak for 2nd Year http://tspr.org/post/il-ia-face-deer-virus-outbreak-2nd-year <p>A virus that is deadly to deer is being seen in Illinois and Iowa for the second year in a row.<br /> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:15:07 +0000 Scott Stuntz 44134 at http://tspr.org IL & IA Face Deer Virus Outbreak for 2nd Year SE IA Deer Hunters Face Tougher Season http://tspr.org/post/se-ia-deer-hunters-face-tougher-season <p>After a better than expected deer hunting season last year, southeast Iowa hunters might have worse luck this year. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:31:02 +0000 Scott Stuntz 40466 at http://tspr.org SE IA Deer Hunters Face Tougher Season State Buys Land in Western Illinois http://tspr.org/post/state-buys-land-western-illinois <p>Illinois is buying 410 acres of land in Pike County and plans to convert it into public hunting grounds.</p><p>Governor Pat Quinn said the acquisition is part of the purchase of four sites across the state.</p><p>“Our state does not have vast areas of wilderness like some states in the west. We have pockets of wilderness, pockets of nature. And we have to really work very hard, together, to preserve and expand those pockets,” said Quinn.</p><p>The four parcels cost the state $2.8 million dollars. The money comes from the "Illinois Jobs Now" capital construction program.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:23:53 +0000 Rich Egger 29196 at http://tspr.org State Buys Land in Western Illinois