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Nov 2, 2020
  • Land
Your Honey-Hole Just Got a Little Sweeter
By Mike Budd

Duck hunters often refer to their favorite spots as “Honey-Holes,” where game is abundant and hunts are usually successful. During the summer these honey-holes are likely full of bees, butterflies and wildflowers.

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Nov 2, 2020
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Ducks Unlimited, Partners Keep Illinois River Valley a Waterfowl Haven
By Mike Sertle

Joining forces with numerous organizations, Ducks Unlimited is finding new ways to preserve habitat and ensure the region’s waterfowling heritage continues through the Conserving the Illinois River Legacy initiative.

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Nov 2, 2020
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  • People
Meet the Staff: Kaleb Wood, District Wildlife Biologist and Hunter Heritage Biologist
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Growing up on a Shelby County farm, Kaleb Wood had the unique opportunity of watching wildlife management in action, and his observations led to an interest in becoming a natural resources manager.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • Land
  • Research
Refuges—Are They Needed in Illinois?
By Lonnie P. Hansen, Charles Nixon

Research to investigate the effect of refuge protection on deer was conducted on a refuge in Illinois and on two refuges in Missouri. Results reveal that many factors are significant in off-refuge deer populations.

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Aug 3, 2020
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New Wetland Habitat Projects in Illinois
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Wondering what new wetland habitat projects are under way or the latest on waterfowl aerial surveys and other waterfowl research? Take a listen to this video interview of three Illinois waterfowl biologists.

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Welcome to the November 1, 2020 edition of the online magazine OutdoorIllinois Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State’s wildlife resources, with an expansion of content to include a broader range of subjects—including endangered and threatened species and Illinois’ unique, high-quality habitats and the people working to preserve, protect and manage these resources.

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