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Nov 2, 2020
  • Research
20th Anniversary of State Wildlife Grant Program
By Arthur Hadley-Ives

Through land acquisition, research, and stewardship State Wildlife Grants have been used to benefit Species of Greatest Conservation Need and the habitats that they rely upon.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • Recreation
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Illinois Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season Review, 2016 – 2020
By Stan McTaggart

Researchers and the IDNR are working to increase our understanding of population dynamics, survival, occupancy and distribution of bobcats across Illinois. Current research focuses on studying the bobcat population following implementation of the regulated hunting and trapping season.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • Research
Cover Cropping for Wildlife
By Kaleb Wood

While agriculture has a large importance in this area, we still have almost half a year that these fields sit unused and barren. This is where cover crops can come in.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • Research
A Genetic Key to CWD Management?
By Jacob E. Wessels, Nelda A. Rivera, Adam Brandt, Yasuko Ishida, Alfred Roca, Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, Jan Novakofski

The discovery that genetics could impact animal susceptibility to CWD may allow us to predict how CWD could spread across areas or specific populations.

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Nov 2, 2020
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The Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund
By Kathy Andrews Wright

What do turtle-scenting dogs have in common with school groups working to develop pollinator-friendly habitats? All these efforts, and more, are supported by the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund.

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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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