hunting

2014 Wolf Hunt
8:39 am
Thu December 11, 2014

154 Wolves Killed As Hunting Season Ends Early In Wisconsin

Credit Wisconsin DNR

For the third year in a row, Wisconsin hunters killed more wolves than allowed by law.

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Hunting Season
6:30 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Illinois Legislators Vote For Bobcat Hunting

Credit Flickr user / docentjoyce "Bobcat - Lynx rufus" (CC BY 2.0)

Illinois lawmakers voted to create a bobcat hunting season.

The once-threatened species rebounded to the point the state's Department of Natural Resources says there are too many. Supporters say Illinois needs a bobcat hunting season to manage their growth.

Senator Dave Koehler, a Peoria Democrat, says this is a way to bring their numbers under control.

"Prevent starvation, overaggressive animals from having to survive ... that hunters are really used as part of a management tool."

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Wisconsin
6:51 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Wisconsin Officials Caution Hunters Before Deer Season Begins

Credit Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin's deer season doesn't start for another week and a half, but state wildlife officials remind hunters to play it safe.

The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should treat every firearm like it's loaded and always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

Wisconsin has seen four gun seasons with no deaths since 1972.

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Deer Hunting
4:17 am
Fri January 18, 2013

The Hunt Is On In Illinois This Weekend

IDNR

The final days of deer season are at hand. Firearm deer season runs 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset January 18-20. According to a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, hunters are limited to taking no more than two antlered deer in all seasons.

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