Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, shares the following items of interest: Archery Deer and Fall Turkey Permits: Illinois archery deer and archery fall turkey seasons are open through Jan. 15, 2017.   Permits are available over-the-counter at DNR Direct license and permit vendors...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day state firearm deer season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4.  That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm...
Harvest totals for hunters in Illinois were down significantly during the first weekend of this year’s firearm deer season, which was Nov. 18-20. The second part of the season is scheduled for Dec. 1-4. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, are reminding motorists that during fall, they need to be especially vigilant and watch for deer on roads and highways throughout the state. Autumn coincides with the mating season and increased...
It seems counterintuitive: in order to preserve something in nature, nature must be managed.  And not gently: conservation management techniques include tree harvest, prescribed burns, even sometimes application of herbicides.  James Zaczek, professor and chair of the Department of Forestry at...
Area residents will have the opportunity to learn basic principles of safe trapping at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources trapper education course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Giant City State Park Visitor Center, located at 235 Giant City Road in Makanda. State law...
Conservationists normally plant trees not cut them down.  But, in an innovative project at Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County, that is precisely what the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is doing to restore a more open, sunny forest that can support a diversity of life. “We...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to remove trees at the Trail of Tears State Forest Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. to save Southern Illinois forests. The IDNR invites the public to learn how selectively removing trees can let more light into forests for oaks, the dominant tree in...
One improvement project is underway in the City of Anna – and another long-awaited, much-anticipated project appears to be moving forward. Updates about both projects were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, at Anna City Hall....

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