1. The Biden administration seems to be in favor of letting transgender athletes who were born as boys but now claim that they are girls to compete in female sporting activities. That simply isn’t right. [Read more...]
Following successful education and enforcement actions during the three-day 2020 Fourth of July holiday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Conservation Police Officers (CPOs) have been named top mid-sized agency in the Operation Dry Water program by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. [Read more...]
If you have ever been to the Springfield or Du Quoin State Fairs, you may have stopped by an Illinois Department of Natural Resources display booth manned by IDNR staff.
One of the main attractions of these booths was the display of numerous trophy whitetail deer mounts, most of which had been seized from poachers. [Read more...]
On Saturday, Oct. 17, the Carmi Rifle Club will be hosting Brownell’s NRA Day which isl be open to men, women, and youth (ages 9 yrs. old and up). The Carmi club is proud to continue southern Illinois' rich heritage of firearm ownership and sport shooting. [Read more...]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the closure of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites as well as the cancellation of upcoming scheduled events. [Read more...]
Fall Archery Turkey Harvest: Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 740 wild turkeys during the 2019-2020 Fall Archery Turkey Season. [Read more...]
State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia), is reminding local units of government interested in applying for Parks and Recreation Facility Construction (PARC) Grants through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) that the application process began Tuesday, December 3, 2019 and ends Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia), announced today that the Illinois Conservation Foundation is offering $2,000 Conservation Achievement Scholarships to help promote the value of our natural world and encourage the next generation of leaders to engage in personal efforts to preserve and enhance a sustainable outdoor environment.