(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will conduct an auction of its inventory of confiscated and abandoned property coming up a week from tomorrow on Saturday, June 23, at the IDNR Jack Perschbacher Service Center at 505 Tenth Street in Pawnee. The bidder registration for the auction begins that morning at 8:00 with the auction to start at 10:00. Potential bidders can inspect the merchandise beginning at 8:00 that morning only and there will be limited parking for vehicles. The list of over 475 items includes 244 assorted deer hunting tree stands & ladders, 58 traps, 57 rods & reels, 37 trail cameras, 33 compound bows, and 11 crossbows, plus live traps, bicycles, and boxes of cut up deer antlers. No firearms, ATV’s, snowmobiles, watercraft, or vehicles will be sold. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The last such auction was held in 2013 which netted the State DNR $53,145. For more information or details, check out the flyer on the Illinois DNR Conservation Police Facebook page.
(SPRINGFIELD) Free Fishing Days are continuing this weekend throughout Illinois, coinciding with the Father’s Day Weekend. That’s today, tomorrow, and Monday when everyone’s encouraged to get out and take their families fishing at a time when anglers can fish any public or state body of water without buying a fishing license, salmon stamp, or inland trout stamp. For more details, go online to www.ifishillinois.org.
(NEWTON) Visitors are invited this weekend to the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Coles County, located just off of Route 121 south of Charleston or north of Greenup. It will be Civil War Weekend with members of the 5th and 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiments encamping at the site today and tomorrow, each day from 10:00 to 4:00, plus at 2:00 today, the Visitors Center will host the special presentation “Three Illinois Women in the Civil War.” Go online at www.lincolnlogcabin.org.