deer

What are the Odds of You Hitting a Deer on Illinois Roads?
We're inching ever closer to that time of year when Illinoisans start having more and more up close and personal meetings with our local deer population. Those encounters almost always go poorly for the deer, and often go badly for the driver, too. How likely are you to suffer deer-related dama…
Yesterday, a Coyote–Today it’s Deer!
Yesterday in this space, I told you about the large coyote who's developed an affinity for the grounds around our radio station (click here to learn about Illinois' largest predator). I also mentioned that we get other visitors from the animal kingdom, including hawks, foxes, turkeys, and …
Illinois Hunters Harvest 86,711 Deer During Firearm Season
Hunters in Illinois appear to have taken advantage of our mostly good weather over the past few weeks. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports more than 85,000 deer were harvested during the seven-day firearm season — a more than 10 percent increase over last year...
Fun With Animals
Since it's a Monday, I thought I'd throw a few new viral videos at you. Today's theme is "Fun With Animals."
Let's get started with our first video, which features a couple of animals that those of us who live in this area would be quite familiar with, even thoug…
Amboy Girl Dies After ATV Crash
AMBOY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old northern Illinois girl is dead after the ATV she was riding on hit a deer.
The Lee County Sheriff's Department said Makenzie Rutherford of Amboy died Tuesday at a Rockford hospital. Amboy is about 45 miles southwest of Rockford...