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Nov 2, 2020
  • People
Immersing Myself in Nature Throughout the Year
By Sydney Hunter

Understanding the game I pursue during the hunting season means immersing myself in nature during the off season. My observation skills remain sharp, I learn to identify what game feeds on, and their seasonal habitat preferences.

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Nov 2, 2020
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The Journal is Growing—Welcome IDNR Division of Natural Heritage
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Notice a slight change in the title of this ezine? We are pleased to announce that the scope of OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal is expanding with the addition of content related to the IDNR Division of Natural Resources.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • People
Meet the Staff: Megan Dassow, District Wildlife Biologist
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Although only on the job a few months, Dassow’s past experiences drove her to quickly respond to the question of what aspect of her job she likes most—solving habitat problems and working to find solutions to improve conditions.

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Nov 2, 2020
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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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Aug 3, 2020
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Meet the Staff: Peter Schlichting, Deer Biologist
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Schlichting is passionate about white-tailed deer and deer management in Illinois. “The Illinois white-tailed deer herd is world-renowned, and it is an honor to be a steward of this resource.”

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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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