deer harvest

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4:55 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Around the Region

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

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DNR Plan
1:40 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Changes for Illinois Deer Hunters

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.

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More Common in Drought
8:15 am
Thu November 21, 2013

IL & IA Face Deer Virus Outbreak for 2nd Year

A deer killed by EHD, which is present in Iowa and Illinois for the second year in a row.
Credit http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

A virus that is deadly to deer is being seen in Illinois and Iowa for the second year in a row.

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Lower Harvest than 2012 Likely
9:31 am
Thu September 12, 2013

SE IA Deer Hunters Face Tougher Season

A deer killed by EHD, which is present in SE Iowa this year.
Credit http://www.michigan.gov/dnr

After a better than expected deer hunting season last year, southeast Iowa hunters might have worse luck this year.

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Public Area for Hunting
2:23 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

State Buys Land in Western Illinois

Illinois is buying 410 acres of land in Pike County and plans to convert it into public hunting grounds.

Governor Pat Quinn said the acquisition is part of the purchase of four sites across the state.

“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.

The four parcels cost the state $2.8 million dollars. The money comes from the "Illinois Jobs Now" capital construction program.

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Down by 1,000 from 2011
3:38 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

IL Deer Harvest Largely Unaffected by Drought

Credit doublearrowhunting.com

One thing the ongoing drought did not seem to affect was the number of deer in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said hunters killed nearly 181-thousand deer, only one thousand less than one year ago.

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