Wayne Herndon has seen changes in technology and management strategies during his 45-year career.
The Alligator Gar is a prehistoric fish that traces its ancestors back to the days of the dinosaurs. Three of these ancient fish, weighing almost 40 pounds each, are on display in the fisheries tent in Conservation World at the Illinois State Fair.
Watch these high school anglers bring some five-plus-pound bass to the scales during the IHSA bass fishing sectional at Sangchris Lake.
Scientists try to determine if a restored wetland is meeting the needs for diving ducks like lesser scaup.
Every fall, biologists from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conduct surveys of lakes to assess the health of fish populations.
Ducks pour into the Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge on the Illinois River as duck migration reaches its peak.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources fisheries division personnel drain a crappie rearing pond and stock the fish into Lake Springfield.