• Dale Bowman

Illinois waterfowling: An alert

For Illinois waterfowlers who hunt the area near the north-central zone line in the northeast here is a heads up.

The Natural Resources Advisory Board last month recommended two changes to the recommendations that professional staff from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources put forth after public input.

Charlie Potter's blue-blood hands are all over the recommendation from the NRAB to stick with the hilariously gerrymandered line put in during the last five-year plan.

Click here for the map showing what IDNR professional staff recommended and the line recommended by the NRAB.

Click here for the original proposals from the IDNR's professional staff.

Deadline to submit comments is Nov. 24. Send to

This will be the big test of IDNR director Wayne Rosenthal. Will he side with his professional staff or bend to political pressure?

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