deer harvest

Around the Region

Feb 18, 2014

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

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.

IL & IA Face Deer Virus Outbreak for 2nd Year

Nov 21, 2013

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

SE IA Deer Hunters Face Tougher Season

Sep 12, 2013

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

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.

IL Deer Harvest Largely Unaffected by Drought

Jan 28, 2013

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.