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Dec 17, 2020
  • Wildlife
Illinois Coyotes Q&A Video
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Stan McTaggart from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Scott Beckerman from Illinois Wildlife Services joins us for a Q&A on coyotes. Listen in to learn how to handle urban coyotes and more.

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Dec 10, 2020
  • Wildlife
CWD in Illinois Q&A
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Dan Skinner from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources joins us for a Q&A on chronic wasting disease. Listen in to learn why the disease is problematic and what the public can do to help.

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Dec 7, 2020
  • Wildlife
Large Carnivores as Rare Illinois Visitors—Cougar, Gray Wolf and Black Bear Q&A
By Kathy Andrews Wright

Curious about large carnivores? Join us for a Q&A with District Wildlife Biologist, Stefanie Fitzsimons, about the cougar, gray wolf, and black bear. You’ll discover if Illinois has suitable habitat for these carnivores and so much more.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • Wildlife
Night Walkers
By Kevin Wright

The author shares his early morning observation of a mink. A member of the weasel family, the mink would rather do all its handy work under the cover of darkness. Read on to learn more about mink.

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Nov 2, 2020
  • Wildlife
Dog and I Follow Coyote Tracks—Straight Through My Neighborhood
By Pam Otto

Walking my dog one (comparatively) warm night, I planned to get a little fresh air, shake off a case of cabin fever and get a little exercise. Along the way, the difference of the wandering trek of a dog and economy-of-motion of a coyote became evident.

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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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