The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says state fishing licenses for the year go on sale March 1.

Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they advocate for a number of pieces of legislation this year.  

IL proposal would ban drone hunting, fishing

Feb 16, 2015

A proposal to ban hunting and fishing with drones is an effort to stay ahead of technology, according to the legislation's sponsor. Senator Julie Morrison, a Democrat from Deerfield, says doesn't know of a situation where has been done in Illinois.

 The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smooth transition.

Teams of bowfishermen are hitting the Illinois River Saturday morning for the first Flying Fish festival and bowfishing tournament.  The goal is to rid the river of the invasive Asian Carp species while bringing awareness to the sport of bow-fishing.  Jim Goff is General Manager at Bass Pro Shops that’s helping put on the event. He says sponsoring the Flying Fish festival fits the company’s values to help conservation and preservation efforts of area waterways.

Fishing on a golf course

Apr 22, 2013

The massive flooding along the Illinois River is surging into homes, businesses and public spaces. While some residents leave their properties as the waters rise, others in Central Illinois are making the best of the flooding, if not taking advantage of the situation.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: